After winning his second Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams and joining them in a trade in the middle of the season, linebacker Von Miller agreed to a six-year, $120 million deal with the Buffalo Bills this summer. Large, multi-year contracts don’t necessarily turn out to be unbreakable. When the amount of dead cap (or lack thereof) aligns up with a decline in player performance, teams frequently release players. Stars get increases or restructure, and stars are paid more.
But in Miller’s opinion, he intends to remain in Buffalo for a considerable amount of time. Miller stated, “This is a six-year deal, so I’m looking forward to playing the entire thing. I’m attempting to simulate everything. All the players I admire had successful careers for a long time. So I simply take each day as it comes, with the goal of seeing it through to the end.” Miller will be 37 when he departs the Bills assuming he fulfills the entirety of his deal. He is now 33 years old.