Von Miller Says His Feelings Are Hurt By Social Media Comments From Broncos Fans


Last week, the Broncos reportedly offered Von Miller a six-year, $114 million contract that he rejected. Then the Philadelphia Eagles gave Fletcher Cox a $103M contract, with $63M guaranteed, which prompted Von Miller to say this on Instagram.

“I love my Teammates, Coaches, and My Fans” but there is “No Chance” I play the 2016 season under the Franchise tag.”

Miller, coming off being named MVP of Super Bowl 50, wants to get a contract that would make him the highest-paid linebacker in football. The Broncos placed the franchise tag on Miller, and he has refused to sign the tender. The Broncos and Von Miller both have until July 15 to reach a long-term deal. Otherwise, Miller will play under the stipulations of the tag.

Throughout the entire process, Miller says the fan feedback has been quite harsh from Broncos fans anytime he posts anything on social media.

Via  Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated:

“It just hurts,” Miller says. “I’m not even going to lie. It’s a business but at the end of the day, I got feelings, too. I know some fans don’t know that some of the reports aren’t even true. When I get on Instagram, no matter what I post, there’s going to be 400 comments. Guys bashing me. Take the deal. You greedy bastard. I thought you wanted to be a Bronco for life? And it kind of weighs on you after a while.”

“You know you got that girlfriend that’s really not like that attractive but she’s like really good for you, and she’s going to do everything she can to keep you?” Miller said. “Instead of that really, really hot chick that just talks to you on Mondays. It was like that, above and beyond. That’s the same type of feeling I’m looking for from the Broncos.”


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