NFL Notes: Von Miller, Tarvaris Jackson & Ravens

Von Miller

Jeff Legwold of ESPN writes that there is a lot more riding on whether the Broncos and franchise OLB Von Miller are able to get a long-term deal in place before the July deadline.

If the two sides aren’t able to reach an agreement, it would leave Miller in position to either sit out the 2016 season or play out the year under the tag and hope to test free agency again in 2017.

Depending on how things go, other players on the Broncos could wonder whether the team will hold out for the most team-friendly contract possible, especially if they aren’t willing to offer a player of Miller’s caliber a fair market offer. Just last year, the Broncos got future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning to accept a $4 million pay cut to return to the team.

Tarvaris Jackson

TMZ reports that free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson requested a public defender in his domestic assault case because he told the court he’s broke.

In total, Jackson has earned over $13 million in his NFL career, but says he has no income, no savings, no banks accounts, or stocks. He told the court that his only possession is a $100,000 car.

The judge in his case denied his request for a free public defender. While out on bond, Jackson will not be allowed to drink any alcohol and has been ordered to hand over all of his guns.


Ravens OC Marc Trestman explained he wants to run the ball more this season.

“We’re always looking at ourselves as a team that should be able to run the ball first,” Trestman said, via the Baltimore Sun. “That’s just the way we want to play it, and everything starts with the physicality of our run game, and the physicality of our runner. That’s how we coach offense here, and everything starts there.”

Head coach John Harbaugh spoken highly of Trestman and the team’s coaching staff as a whole.

We have a lot of confidence in what we’re doing,” Harbaugh said. “We’re excited about what we built into it, and Marc Trestman is the main architect of that because he’s the offensive coordinator, and he’s really very well equipped to do that. I’m excited about where we’re going offensively. I think we’re going to be really well-coached. We just have to build execution out here. We just have to come out here, get good, take care of our business and get good at what we’re doing. That’s really what this is all about right now.”

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