The question of whether or not the Denver Broncos would sign Super Bowl MVP Von Miller to a new contract has been the single most irritating issue surrounding the team during the off-season.
So we're both thrilled and relieved that prior to today's 2 p.m. deadline, Miller reached an agreement that guarantees him a reported $70 million.
Miller confirmed the signing with this tweet:
Fans on Twitter and elsewhere have spent months hammering away at the Broncos to get the deal done, and so have members of the sports punditocracy, including ESPN's Michael Wilbon, who accused team executive John Elway of being as cheap as Kmart when it came to his delay in ponying up enough dough to satisfy his superstar defender.
For his part, Miller has kept his cool during the drawn-out process, appearing at one high-profile event after another (and even taking part as a contestant in this season's edition of Dancing With the Stars ) without seeming burdened by either doubt or frustration. Clearly, he knew all along that there'd be a happy ending — and a lot of zeroes to the left of a certain decimal point.
What can Miller buy with his newfound riches? We did the math on many of his favorite things, from fashion items to residents of that chicken farm he says he'd like to own one day. See the results below accompanied by photos — including one of Von from ESPN Magazine's body issue that's NSFW.
43,887 high-fashion suits
"Custom suit he wore to the Super Bowl:" $1,595
5,219,985 eyeglass-cleaning kits
"Zeiss Lens Care Pack: Two 8 oz Bottles of Lens Cleaner, Two Microfiber Cleaning Cloths:" $13.41
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200,000 pairs of Yeezys
"Yeezy Boost 750:" $350 per pair
"Rhode Island Red from MyPetChicken.com:" $2.75 each
368,518 kits to beat a drug test
"Executive Ultra-Realistic Kit V. 2:" $189.95 each
Continue to see how many of five more favorite things Von Miller will be able to buy with $70 million.
875,109 years of Geek Squad support
"1 Year of Geek Squad 24/7 Support:" $79.99
107,694 trophy cases
"72-inch Glass Trophy Display Case Cabinets — Classic C:" $649.99
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4,117,647 dance lessons
"Single drop-in class at Denver Dance:" $17
1,434 armored trucks (to carry all that money)
"2009 GMC GRIFFIN ARMORED CAR ARMORED TRUCK:" $48,800
"Average tattoo-artist charge per hour:" $300