The Denver Broncos can (and should) celebrate their Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers all offseason. They are at the top of the league and deserve to enjoy the moment.
At some point, the Broncos will have to address their contract situation. General manager John Elway constructed an extremely talented roster, and more specifically, an elite defense. Many key contributors are set to enter free agency this offseason.
Priority number one is outside linebacker Von Miller, who has been one of the league’s top pass rushers since the Broncos drafted him second overall in 2011. In the playoffs, Miller was unstoppable, and was named Super Bowl MVP.
If the Broncos and Miller don’t agree to an extension early this offseason, the team will likely franchise tag him. In an ideal world, they will agree to an extension with Miller and quarterback Brock Osweiler early this offseason so they can franchise tag someone like defensive lineman Malik Jackson or linebacker Danny Trevathan. The Broncos have already signed defensive lineman Derek Wolfe to a contract extension.
It would be more cost-effective to franchise tag Miller ($14 Million) than Osweiler ($20 Million), notably.
Winning a Super Bowl is a mountain of a challenge; winning two is Mt. Everest. The Broncos had the Super Bowl-winning formula this season, and they will be looking to retain as much as talent as possible.