The reason? Only the first two years are guaranteed, and Miller wants three — a number that's pretty standard these days.
Given the goodwill that the Broncos and top exec John Elway have built up in recent years, it wouldn't have been surprising if this news had led to attacks on Miller for being greedy and entitled.
But, no: While some members of Twitter Nation are on the Broncos' side, the vast majority of fan tweets we've seen want Miller in Denver orange for the long haul and tell the team to pony up for the privilege.
The message in each of the twenty tweets below (including one from a New England Patriots fan): Pay the man.
The Broncos smoking dope if they thought Von Miller would take that contract. Dude basically won that Super Bowl. Pay him his worth— TroyAntoine (@TrOyNKeLLeN) June 8, 2016
Elway needs to quit being dumb and pay Von Miller. Man had been a monster/terror on the football field... PAY THAT MAN!!! @Millerlite40— The Notorious R.O.N. (@Big_ron24) June 9, 2016
@TheNickWhiteFTW remember 4 months ago when EVERYONE on Twitter was saying the same 3 words? "Pay Von Miller"— Mario Vetanze (@MileHighMario) June 9, 2016
Now they're salty. Wtf
I mean my dude Von Miller did single handily shut down Tom Brady and Cam Newton, MVPs! Pay that Man!! https://t.co/sCAQaWUF0R— True Spirit (@truespirit_prop) June 9, 2016
Man... if that Yahoo piece is right, Broncos are hella dumb. Von Miller is a BEAST. Pay that dude what he deserves.— James Arcellana (@RaidersReporter) June 9, 2016
There are PLENTY of teams that would go broke to pay Von Miller. IF he does sit out this season he'll have plenty of suitors next year.— Dev (@DFrazierwrites) June 9, 2016
#VonMiller. Pay the man.— Fa'asou Man? (@Trip7Soul) June 9, 2016
Wtf?— heaveemetal (@heaveemetal) June 9, 2016
What kind of wimp money is that?
You don't need to pay the rest of the team
Continue to keep counting down the top tweets from fans who want John Elway and the Denver Broncos to pay Von Miller.