Denver Broncos, OLB, Von Miller
Now, Von Miller is under a club option. Because of what he has done for the Denver Broncos, they might just elect to keep him as a lockdown linebacker. However, they could also look at Miller’s $19 million contract and decide they don’t want to continue to pay that to a 31-year-old.
If they decide not to pursue Von Miller in a monumental move, the Saints could make a run at upgrading their linebacker position immensely. The ninth-year linebacker has been selected to six straight Pro Bowls and has only missed the event once in his career.
In the last six-year, Miller has posted five years with over 10 sacks in the season. He only had 46 tackles and eight sacks last year. On a down year, it could be a very big possibility that the Broncos release the veteran.
He would also add another veteran leadership presence to the Saint’s middle core. He would be able to mentor the younger talent under his wing to ultimately take over his position. He would most likely just need to take a pay cut from $19 million.