Von Miller

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Broncos, OLB Age: 32-27d Exp: 10 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2011 College: Texas A&M Agent(s): Joby Branion (Vanguard Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Von Miller signed a 6 year, $114,100,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $17,000,000 signing bonus, $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,016,667. In 2021, Miller will earn a base salary of $17,500,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $22,225,000 and a dead cap value of $22,225,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $114,100,000
    Signing Bonus $17,000,000
    Average Salary $19,016,667
    Total Guarantees $70,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $42,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Restructure Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $2,000,000 $3,400,000 $6,000,000 - - $100,000 $11,500,000 $28,400,000 $25,100,000($25,100,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $28,400,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-16,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $3,400,000 2016 Cap Savings: $8,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $42,000,000 2017 Dead Cap: $-13,600,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-30,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $17,000,000 2017 Dead Cap: $-13,600,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-5,500,000
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $16,500,000 $3,400,000 - - - - $19,900,000 $49,600,000 $16,500,000($41,600,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $49,600,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-29,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $13,600,000 2017 Cap Savings: $6,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $39,400,000 2018 Dead Cap: $10,200,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-19,500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $3,400,000 2018 Dead Cap: $10,200,000 2017 Cap Savings: $16,500,000
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $2,000,000 $3,400,000 - $500,000 $4,225,000 - $10,125,000 $38,200,000 $19,427,315($61,027,315)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $38,200,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-28,075,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $27,600,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-17,475,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $18,725,000 2019 Dead Cap: $19,475,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-8,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $8,125,000 2019 Dead Cap: $19,475,000 2018 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $17,000,000 $3,400,000 - $500,000 $4,225,000 - $25,125,000 $28,975,000 $17,500,000($78,527,315)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $28,975,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-3,850,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $19,975,000 2019 Cap Savings: $5,150,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $17,125,000 2020 Dead Cap: $11,850,000 2019 Cap Savings: $8,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $8,125,000 2020 Dead Cap: $11,850,000 2019 Cap Savings: $17,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $17,500,000 $3,400,000 - $500,000 $4,225,000 - $25,625,000 $29,850,000 $18,000,000($96,527,315)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $29,850,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-4,225,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $12,350,000 2020 Cap Savings: $13,275,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $25,625,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,225,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $8,125,000 2021 Dead Cap: $4,225,000 2020 Cap Savings: $17,500,000
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $17,500,000 - - $500,000 $4,225,000 - $22,225,000 $22,225,000 $18,000,000($114,527,315)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,225,000 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,725,000 2021 Cap Savings: $17,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $22,225,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,725,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $17,500,000
    2022 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $42M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2016 salary + 2016 roster bonus + 2017 salary)
    • 2016 Roster Bonus: $6M
    • $18.5M 2018 salary & $500,000 workout bonus fully guarantee on 3/13/2017
    • $9M of 2019 salary fully guarantees on 3/18/2018
    • 2020 Club Option (must be exercised between 2/7/20 - 3/18/20. If exercised, $6M guarantees - exercised)
    • 2021 Club option (must be exercised by the 1st league day of 2021 (3/17). If exercised, $7M guarantees)
    • 2018-21 Workout Bonus: $500,000

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2016Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $14,129,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,129,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2011-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $21,000,380
    Signing Bonus $13,773,004
    Average Salary $5,250,095
    Total Guarantees $21,000,380
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $13,773,004 - - - - - $14,148,004
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,329,563 - - - - - - $1,329,563
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,477,964 - - - - - - $1,477,964
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,238,688 - - - - - - $3,238,688
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,754,000 - - - - - - $9,754,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $17,000,000 $6,000,000 - - - $100,000 $25,100,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $16,500,000 - - - - - - $16,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - $500,000 $16,900,000 - $27,315 $19,427,315
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $500,000 - - - $17,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $17,500,000 - - $500,000 - - - $18,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $17,500,000 - - $500,000 - - - $18,000,000
    11 seasons $88,675,215 $30,773,004 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $16,900,000 - $127,315 $144,475,534
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    11 seasons Player Cash Earnings $88,675,215 $30,773,004 $6,000,000 $2,000,000 $16,900,000 - $127,315 $144,475,534
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/04/2019, $21,056

      Roughing the Passer against Gardner Minshew (JAX)


    • Player contract details by year 12/04/2015, $8,681

      Roughing the Passer against Tom Brady (NE)


    • Player contract details by year 10/02/2015, $11,567

      Excessive celebration of a touchdown against Detroit (DET)


    • Player contract details by year 12/13/2013, $25,000

      Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 08/20/2013, 6 games, $806,161

      Substance Abuse


    • Player contract details by year 12/07/2012, $25,000

      for hitting Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman below the knees


    • Player contract details by year 11/15/2012, $21,000

      for a low hit on Panthers QB Cam Newton


    • Player contract details by year 09/28/2012, $15,750

      for roughing the passer on Texans QB Matt Schaub


    • Player contract details by year 11/21/2011, $15,000

      Hit to the head on QB Carson Palmer


    • TOTAL: $949,215

  • Transactions

    Mar 16 2021Denver (DEN) exercised an $18 million option for 2021
    Oct 4 2019Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Gardner Minshew (JAX)
    Mar 15 2018Converted $16.9M of 2018 salary into bonus, clearing $12.375M of cap for Denver (DEN)
    Jul 15 2016Signed a 6 year $114.1 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 1 2016Offered a 1 year $14.129 million exclusive franchise tag for 2016
    Dec 4 2015Fined $8,681 Roughing the Passer against Tom Brady (NE)
    Oct 2 2015Fined $11,567 Excessive celebration of a touchdown against Detroit (DET)
    May 1 2014Denver (DEN) exercised a $9.754 million option for 2015
    Dec 13 2013Fined $25,000 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN)
    Aug 20 2013Suspended 6 games, forfeiting $806,161 in 2013 salary with Denver (DEN)
    Jul 29 2011Signed a 4 year $21 million contract with Denver (DEN)
    Apr 28 2011Drafted by Denver (DEN): Round 1 (#2 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Von Miller ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 DEN 2 2 2 89 76.1 3 5 5
    2020 DEN
    2019 DEN 15 15 15 858 79.4 8 46 33 13
    2018 DEN 16 16 16 843 84.4 14.5 48 29 19 5 1
    2017 DEN 16 16 16 850 86.3 10 57 51 6 2
    2016 DEN 16 16 16 933 81.8 12.5 77 61 16 2
    2015 DEN 16 16 16 839 77.3 11 35 30 5 4
    2014 DEN 16 16 16 910 85.0 13.5 59 43 16 1
    2013 DEN 9 9 9 539 48.6 5 34 27 7 3
    2012 DEN 16 16 16 962 89.9 18.5 68 55 13 6 1
    2011 DEN 15 15 15 11.5 65 51 14 3
    Totals 137 137 137 6,823 - 108 494 385 109 26 2
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $30,932,229
    • Avg. Salary: $10,310,743
    • NFL Rank: 190
    • OLB Rank: 16

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $19,016,667
    • NFL Rank: 38
    • OLB Rank: 2

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Von Miller to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Brandon Graham 3 $40,000,000 $13,333,333 30
    Justin Houston 2 $24,000,000 $12,000,000 30
    Jerry Hughes 2 $21,500,000 $10,750,000 30
    Jason Pierre-Paul 2 $25,000,000 $12,500,000 31
    Averages 2.3 $27,625,000 $12,277,778 30.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Miller's current age (32), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $24,857,142 $12,428,571


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Miller statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Tackles, Sacks, Stops, Coverage Catch %, Hurries, Rating

    Player GP% Tkl/GM Sacks/GM Stops Cov Catch% Hurries Rating
    Brandon Graham 2017-2018, PHI 96.88 2.06 0.44 2.06 50 3.26 89.3
    Justin Houston 2017-2018, IND 84.38 2.74 0.69 2.52 83.05 2.52 84.2
    Jerry Hughes 2017-2018, BUF 100 1.81 0.34 1.72 80 2.69 81.85
    Jason Pierre-Paul 2018-2019, TB 81.25 2.77 0.81 2.5 100 2.08 63.5
    Average 90.63 2.35 0.57 2.20 78.26 2.64 79.71
    Von Miller 2019-2020 46.88 2.2 0.53 1.8 100 3.87 39.65
    % Change -48.27% -6.38% -7.02% -18.18% -27.78% 46.59% -50.26%
    Median Prime % Change -18.18%
    Average Prime % Change -15.90%


    Calculated Market Value: Von Miller

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    3 years, $30,932,229 $10,310,743