The Denver Broncos received a reminder Wednesday that they need to stock away for the future.
The Green Bay Packers have come to terms on a contract extension with star pass-rusher Clay Mathews. The NFL Network has reported the deal is for five years and averages just over $13 million per year.
Those numbers will be duly noted by both the Broncos and their own star pass-rusher, Von Miller. Mathews has 42.5 sacks in his first four NFL seasons. Miller has 30 sacks in two seasons. Both players are represented by the same agency.
The Broncos won’t have to extend Miller in the immediate future, but I’d expect them to be interested in hooking up Miller within the next two years. The team also has to try to finalize deals with receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker in the future.
Denver is aware of its task ahead and the Mathews signing is an indication of the ballpark the team will be looking at when it comes to Miller. Although as Miller’s production goes up, I’d imagine so would his price tag.