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2016 NFL Updates & Rumors: Von Miller Confident about Getting Long-Term Contract from Denver Broncos

( [email protected] ) May 06, 2016 01:11 PM EDT
Von Miller is feeling pretty confident that he'll be playing for the Denver Broncos for a very long time. The offensive linebacker also believes that the team will eventually offer him a long-term contract.
Von Miller, a National Football League player. Wikimedia Commons/Jeffrey Beall

Von Miller is feeling pretty confident that he'll be playing for the Denver Broncos for a very long time. The offensive linebacker also believes that the team will eventually offer him a long-term contract.

Miller has been with the Broncos since 2011. He was picked by the team in its second draft, making him the highest selected linebacker since LaVar Arrington.

But aside from being part of the team that took home the Super Bowl 50 trophy, his celebrity status is also being fueled by his appearance on the 22nd season of the reality show "Dancing with the Stars."

But, now that he's been eliminated from the television program, he has more time to focus on football and his fans. In fact, he is currently on tour.

"This is how it's supposed to be when you win the Super Bowl," he said according to Denver Post. "We need to find a way to do this every year."

Given his tenure with the Broncos, and his rising celebrity status, it probably wouldn't come as a surprise if Denver decides to extend Miller's contract. And, according to various sources, this is exactly what these two parties are currently talking about.

Although details of the potential deal have not yet been publicized, Miller believes the new contract will allow him to stay in Denver for a very long time. Also, if the deal pushes through, Miller will most likely be one of the highest-paid linebackers in the league, according to NFL.com.

"I'm going to be here in Denver no matter what," he told Denver Post in a separate interview. "The contract is going to take care of itself. I'm going to be a Denver Bronco for life."

Although it seems that Miller is feeling overconfident about his tenure in Denver, he's not the only one who thinks this can happen. Apparently, former quarterback and current Broncos general manager John Elway doesn't want to see Miller leave the team.

"We want Von to be a Bronco for life, too," Elway said according to Patrick Smyth, the team's vice president for public relations.

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