ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Von Miller saga with the Broncos took a new twist Thursday when the linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP posted on social media there is "no chance" he's playing the upcoming season under the franchise tag.
"I love my Teammates, Coaches, and My Fans" but there is "No Chance" I play the 2016 season under the Franchise tag," Miller wrote on Instagram.
Miller is looking for a long-term contract from the Broncos, who placed the exclusive franchise tag on him in March.
Earlier this week, Miller said on Chelsea Handler’s upcoming Netflix show that he did not expect to sit out the season, but he would like more stability from the organization.
Last week, Miller reportedly turned down a six-year, $114.5 million contract that included $39.8 million in guaranteed money in the first two years of the deal. It would have made him the highest-paid nonquarterback in NFL history.
Broncos general manager John Elway pushed to get a deal done last week to get Miller into minicamp even though the sides have until July 15 to work out a longer deal.
If a longer deal isn't reached, Miller could play this season for $14.13 million under the franchise tag. But he also could sit out the season to avoid an injury risk and enter free agency next season.
Miller said last week at the Broncos' appearance at the White House that "real progress" had been made in negotiations before talks broke off.AlertMe