Von Miller

Buffalo Bills, Defensive End
Age: 35-97d (Mar 26, 1989)
Exp: 14 Years
Country: US
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2011
Agent(s): Joby Branion (Vanguard Sports Group)
2024 Cap Hit

$15,154,000

2024 Cash

$8,780,000

Career Earnings

$179,295,534

2022-2027 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Von Miller signed a 6 year , $120,000,000 contract with the Buffalo Bills, including $18,525,000 signing bonus, $51,435,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,000,000. In 2024, Miller will earn a base salary of $1,500,000, a roster bonus of $7,000,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $15,154,000 and a dead cap value of $23,291,000.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $120,000,000
Average Salary:
$20,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$18,525,000
GTD at Sign:
$45,000,000
Total GTD:
$51,435,000
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 33 $5,150,000 2.47% $19,910,000 $19,910,000 $45,100,000
2023 34 $7,939,000 3.53% $14,910,000 $34,820,000 $40,175,000
2024 35 $15,154,000 5.93% $8,780,000 $43,600,000 $23,291,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 3 YR, $43,600,000; $15,417,000 DEAD CAP
2025 36 $23,874,000 8.74% $17,500,000 $61,100,000 $15,417,000
2026 37 $26,374,000 9.02% $20,000,000 $81,100,000 $9,043,000
2027 38 $32,669,000 10.44% $30,000,000 $111,100,000 $2,669,000
2028 39
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster Bonus Roster/Gm Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 33 $1,120,000 $3,705,000 - $225,000 - $100,000 $5,150,000 2.47% $45,100,000
2023 34 $1,300,000 $3,705,000 $2,669,000 - $165,000 $100,000 $7,939,000 3.53% $40,175,000
2024 35 $1,500,000 $3,705,000 $2,669,000 $7,000,000 $180,000 $100,000 $15,154,000 5.93% $23,291,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2025, 3 YR, $43,600,000; $15,417,000 DEAD CAP
2025 36 $17,145,000 $3,705,000 $2,669,000 - $255,000 $100,000 $23,874,000 8.74% $15,417,000
2026 37 $19,645,000 $3,705,000 $2,669,000 - $255,000 $100,000 $26,374,000 9.02% $9,043,000
2027 38 $29,645,000 - $2,669,000 - $255,000 $100,000 $32,669,000 10.44% $2,669,000
2028 39
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 33 $1,120,000 $18,525,000 - $165,000 $100,000 $19,910,000 $19,910,000 $19,910,000 $18,516,667
2023 34 $1,300,000 - $13,345,000 - $100,000 $14,910,000 $34,820,000 $17,410,000 $18,238,000
2024 35 $1,500,000 - - $7,000,000 $100,000 $8,780,000 $43,600,000 $14,533,333 $19,070,000
2025 36 $17,145,000 - - - $100,000 $17,500,000 $61,100,000 $15,275,000 $22,500,000
2026 37 $19,645,000 - - - $100,000 $20,000,000 $81,100,000 $16,220,000 $25,000,000
2027 38 $29,645,000 - - - $100,000 $30,000,000 $111,100,000 $18,516,667 $30,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $45M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary + 2023 roster bonus + $10.71M of 2024 salary)
  • Remaining $6.435M of 2024 salary fully guarantees 03/18/2024
  • 2022 Signing Bonus: $18.525M
  • 2023 Roster Bonus: $13.345M (guaranteed 3/22/2022, converted to signing bonus)
  • Per game active: $15,000 ($255,000, 11 LTBE in 2023)
  • Annual Workout bonus: $100,000
  • 2024 renegotiation lowered base salary from $17.145M to $1.5M
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $7M (may be converted to signing bonus, TBD)
  • 2024 Sack Incentives (non-cumulative)
    2: $1M
    4: $2.5M
    6: $4M
    8: $6M
    10.5: $8.645M
    15: $9.645M
  • $1.5M for an AFC Championship Win + 30%+ snaps + 12 regular season snaps
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2016-2021

Von Miller signed a 6 year , $114,100,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including $17,000,000 signing bonus, $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,016,667.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $114,100,000
Average Salary:
$19,016,667
Signing Bonus:
$17,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$42,000,000
Total GTD:
$70,000,000
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2016-2016 Franchise Tag

Von Miller signed a 1 year , $14,129,000 contract with the Denver Broncos, including an average annual salary of $14,129,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $14,129,000
Average Salary:
$14,129,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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2011-2015 Rookie

Von Miller signed a 4 year , $21,000,380 contract with the Denver Broncos, including $13,773,004 signing bonus, $21,000,380 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,250,095.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $21,000,380
Average Salary:
$5,250,095
Signing Bonus:
$13,773,004
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$21,000,380
Free Agent:
2016 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$179,295,534

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2011 22
Active
$14,148,004
$14,148,004
2012 23
Active
$1,329,563
$15,477,567
2013 24
Injured
$1,477,964
$16,955,531
2014 25
Active
$3,238,688
$20,194,219
2015 26
Active
$9,754,000
$29,948,219
Champion
2016 27
Active
$25,100,000
$55,048,219
2017 28
Active
$16,500,000
$71,548,219
2018 29
Active
$19,427,315
$90,975,534
2019 30
Active
$17,500,000
$108,475,534
2020 31
Injured
$18,000,000
$126,475,534
2021 32
Retained
Active
$17,277,777
$722,223
$143,753,311
$144,475,534
Champion
2022 33
Injured
$19,910,000
$164,385,534
2023 34
Active
$14,910,000
$179,295,534
Total      
$179,295,534
$179,295,534
2024 35
Active
$8,780,000
2025 36
Active
$17,500,000
2026 37
Active
$20,000,000
2027 38
Active
$30,000,000
Total
$255,575,534
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2011
22
$375,000
$13,773,004
$14,148,004
$14,148,004
2012
23
$1,329,563
$1,329,563
$15,477,567
2013
24
$1,477,964
$1,477,964
$16,955,531
2014
25
$3,238,688
$3,238,688
$20,194,219
2015
26
$9,754,000
$9,754,000
$29,948,219
2016
27
$2,000,000
$17,000,000
$6,000,000
$100,000
$25,100,000
$55,048,219
2017
28
$16,500,000
$16,500,000
$71,548,219
2018
29
$2,000,000
$16,900,000
$500,000
$27,315
$19,427,315
$90,975,534
2019
30
$17,000,000
$500,000
$17,500,000
$108,475,534
2020
31
$17,500,000
$500,000
$18,000,000
$126,475,534
2021
32
$16,777,777
$722,223
$500,000
$17,277,777
$722,223
$143,753,311
$144,475,534
2022
33
$1,120,000
$18,525,000
$165,000
$100,000
$19,910,000
$164,385,534
2023
34
$1,300,000
$13,345,000
$100,000
$14,910,000
$179,295,534
Total
$91,095,215
$49,298,004
$30,245,000
$6,165,000
$2,200,000
$127,315
$179,295,534
$179,295,534
2024
35
$1,500,000
$7,000,000
$100,000
$8,780,000
2025
36
$17,145,000
$100,000
$17,500,000
2026
37
$19,645,000
$100,000
$20,000,000
2027
38
$29,645,000
$100,000
$30,000,000
Total
$159,030,215
$49,298,004
$30,245,000
$13,165,000
$2,600,000
$127,315
$255,575,534

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
11 $87,952,992 $30,773,004 $6,000,000 $16,900,000 $2,000,000 $127,315 $143,753,311
1 $722,223 - - - - - $722,223
2 $2,420,000 $18,525,000 $165,000 $13,345,000 $200,000 - $34,820,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 DEN 2 - 17 Ankle
2021 LAR 15 - 15 COVID-19
2022 BUF 13 - 18 Knee (MCL)
2023 BUF 1 - 4 Knee (MCL)
  • Mar 06, 2024 Converted $7M of 2024 salary into signing bonus & $8.645M more into incentives, freeing $8.645M of cap with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Mar 13, 2023 Converted a $13.345M roster bonus into signing bonus, clearing $10.67M of cap with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Mar 16, 2022 Signed a 6 year $120 million contract with Buffalo (BUF)
  • Nov 01, 2021 Traded to Los Angeles (LAR) from Denver (DEN) for 2022 2nd round pick (#64 Nik Bonito) and 2022 3rd round pick (#96 - traded)
  • Mar 16, 2021 Denver (DEN) exercised an $18 million option for 2021
  • Oct 04, 2019 Fined $21,056 Roughing the Passer against Gardner Minshew (JAX)
  • Mar 15, 2018 Converted $16.9M of 2018 salary into bonus, clearing $12.375M of cap for Denver (DEN)
  • Jul 15, 2016 Signed a 6 year $114.1 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Mar 01, 2016 Offered a 1 year $14.129 million exclusive franchise tag for 2016
  • Dec 04, 2015 Fined $8,681 Roughing the Passer against Tom Brady (NE)
  • Oct 02, 2015 Fined $11,567 Excessive celebration of a touchdown against Detroit (DET)
  • May 01, 2014 Denver (DEN) exercised a $9.754 million option for 2015
  • Dec 13, 2013 Fined $25,000 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN)
  • Aug 20, 2013 Suspended 6 games, forfeiting $806,161 in 2013 salary with Denver (DEN)
  • Jul 29, 2011 Signed a 4 year $21 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Apr 28, 2011 Drafted by Denver (DEN): Round 1 (#2 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 21, 2011 Hit to the head on QB Carson Palmer $15,000
Sep 28, 2012 for roughing the passer on Texans QB Matt Schaub $15,750
Nov 15, 2012 for a low hit on Panthers QB Cam Newton $21,000
Dec 07, 2012 for hitting Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman below the knees $25,000
Dec 13, 2013 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Fitzpatrick (TEN) $25,000
Oct 02, 2015 Excessive celebration of a touchdown against Detroit (DET) $11,567
Dec 04, 2015 Roughing the Passer against Tom Brady (NE) $8,681
Oct 04, 2019 Roughing the Passer against Gardner Minshew (JAX) $21,056

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Aug 20, 2013 Substance Abuse 6 $806,161
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sack Tackles Total Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted FFum Int
2023 BUF 11 243 30.10 3 2 1
2022 BUF 11 11 450 61.40 8 21 18 3 1
2021 LAR 15 15 764 69.10 9 49 32 17
2020 DEN 0.00
2019 DEN 15 15 858 79.40 8 46 33 13
2018 DEN 16 16 843 78.30 15 48 29 19 5 1
2017 DEN 16 16 850 86.30 10 57 51 6 2
2016 DEN 16 16 933 81.80 13 77 61 16 2
2015 DEN 16 16 839 77.30 11 35 30 5 4
2014 DEN 16 16 910 85.00 14 59 43 16 1
2013 DEN 9 9 539 83.80 5 34 27 7 3
2012 DEN 16 16 962 89.90 19 68 55 13 6 1
2011 DEN 15 15 0.00 12 65 51 14 3
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