ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press that Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's camp has rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of negotiations, said Miller's representatives rejected a six-year, $114.5 million offer that included $39.8 million in guarantees in the first two years.
Joby Branion, who represents Miller, didn't immediately return a message left by The AP seeking comment on the rejected offer, which was first reported by ESPN.
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Although the NFL's collective bargaining agreement gives teams until July 15 to work out long-term contract extensions with franchised players, Broncos general manager John Elway imposed a Tuesday night cutoff because he wanted Miller to attend this week's mandatory minicamp and not miss the entire offseason program.
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