Von Miller and teammate DeMarcus Ware Ware posted the same photo to Instagram. John Elway appears in Ware’s photo, but not in Von Miller’s. Miller is currently negotiating a new contract with the Broncos.
Is Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller using Instagram to let G.M. John Elway know that he’s not happy with the status of contract negotiations?
That’s the inference from some who saw this picture on Miller’s Instagram showing himself, coach Gary Kubiak, Peyton Manning andDeMarcus Ware at the team’s White House visit this week. That picture originally appeared on Ware’s Instagram and also included Elway. Some saw the way Elway was cropped out of the picture on Miller’s Instagram as a sign that Miller is unhappy with Elway.
And Miller probably is unhappy with Elway right now. Miller wants more than $70 million in the first three years of his contract, and Elway isn’t willing to give him that. When you ask for what you think you’re worth and the boss counters with less, it’s only natural to be disappointed.
So Miller’s cropping of the photo was probably intentional, and probably indicative of his feelings right now. And if Elway plays hardball with Miller and tells him to play on the franchise tag or not at all this season, it may be a long time before we see a picture of Miller and Elway smiling together again.