NFL players react to Von Miller’s new $114 million Broncos deal
The Denver Broncos and Von Miller made peace on Friday — and when they did, Miller’s fellow NFL players were quick to congratulate him on his big payday.
Just hours before the NFL’s 4:00 p.m. ET deadline to strike a long-term deal, the two sides reportedly agreed to a six-year, $114 million contract that guarantees Miller $70 million. Miller confirmed the news shortly with an all-caps tweet:
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— Von Miller (@Millerlite40) July 15, 2016
Shortly thereafter, well wishes started flowing in from social media:
Well deserved @Millerlite40 Congrats brother … 💰💰💰
— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) July 15, 2016
— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) July 15, 2016
They paid you big bro!!!!! @Millerlite40 CONGRATS!!
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) July 15, 2016
@Millerlite40 yessir bout time
— Anthony Barr (@itheeayb) July 15, 2016
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) July 15, 2016
"SevenDee" M&Ms 💰
— Jeron Johnson (@Jus_Showoff) July 15, 2016
Congrats my dog @Millerlite40!! 2011 draft class legendary!!
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) July 15, 2016
I see ya Von!!! Sometimes you have enough in your hand to play the cards dealt and win!! $70 M's guaranteed!!
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) July 15, 2016
— ROBERT MATHIS The1st (@RobertMathis98) July 15, 2016
Von Miller with that BAG!!!! Congrats bro! @Millerlite40
— Omar C. Bolden (@OmarBolden) July 15, 2016
Congrats to @Millerlite40 on the deal! That's major!
— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) July 15, 2016
— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) July 15, 2016
Congrats to Von Miller
— VontaLeach44 (@vleach44) July 15, 2016
Meanwhile, Lions offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz said what we were all thinking:
Oh look, a deal got done at the deadline. No way. Lol
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) July 15, 2016
It was quite a different social media reaction from NFL players than earlier this summer, when the NBA’s free-agency bonanza caught the attention of football players throughout the league.
Congratulations to Miller and the Broncos. If you’re interested in spending your hard-earned money on a self-serving table-tennis machine, Von, then Andrew Luck probably knows a guy.