Von Miller becomes NFL's highest paid defensive player

After months of occasionally contentious negotiations, star pass rusher Von Miller and the Denver Broncos found common ground Friday afternoon as they struck a blockbuster deal.
The former Texas A&M standout and Super Bowl Most Valuable Player agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million contract.
The deal includes $70 million in total guaranteed. That includes a $23 million signing bonus, according to NFL sources.
Miller is now the highest paid defensive player in league history.
His contract averages $19.08 million annually.
Miller recorded 2 1/2 sacks during the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 championship victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Miller has 60 career sacks in five NFL seasons since being drafted in the first round by the Broncos. Miller posted a photo on himself in a Broncos uniform on his official Twitter account after the deal was struck. It included a caption that read: 'For Life'
 
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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