Von Miller’s new 6-year deal made the Broncos Super Bowl 50 MVP the highest paid non-quarterback in the NFL. Miller’s negotiating tactics reportedly helped him raise the amount of money that was guaranteed in the offer from $30 million to $70 million. Miller’s as tough off the field as he is on it. As the defending champs take on the runner-up Carolina Panthers in a Super Bowl rematch to open the 2016 season, Miller will be on the field making big bucks and big tackles. He’ll do it in the next game, too. The 2016 money is all guaranteed.
For the 2016 season, Miller gets an annual salary of $2M, plus his $17M signing bonus, plus a $6M roster bonus. That’s $25M for 2016. If you take away the playoffs, which aren’t a guarantee, that’s $25 million over 16 games. That’s about $1.56 million a game. By way of comparison, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers will be paid $30,963,450 this season — a mere $380,000 a game for the NBA’s 82 game regular season. Miller and the Broncos host the Carolina Panthers at Denver 8:30pm on NBC for the NFL Kickoff.