If you go out in public in Los Angeles and you're somewhat famous, there's a good chance that TMZ will find you, and that's exactly what happened to John Elway recently.
The Broncos general manager was leaving a restaurant in L.A. when he ran into a cameraman from TMZ. Elway clearly wasn't in a very talkative mood, however, he did make time to answer one very specific question, and that question had to do with the contentious negotiations that have been going on between Von Miller and the Broncos.
So what was Elway's reaction to the social media snub?
"You know what, that's too bad," Elway said.
If you want to hear Elway's tone of voice, you can see the video the bottom of the page. If I'm Elway, I probably wouldn't have responded at all because there's no reason to make a contentious situation even more contentious. On the other hand, if I was Elway, the Broncos probably wouldn't have won the Super Bowl this year because I would've made dozens of horrible personnel decisions.
Anyway, moving on.
Miller and the Broncos have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term deal. If that doesn't happen, Miller could either then sign his one-year franchise tag or sit out the 2016 season. If Miller signed the tag, he would get a guaranteed salary of $14.1 million in 2016. However, don't look for that to happen because Miller recently said that there's "no chance" he'll sign the tag.
The Broncos offered Miller a six-year, $114.5 million contract, but Miller didn't take it because he didn't think the team was offering enough guaranteed money up front.
It's not completely clear how much Miller wants, but it's definitely more than the $39.8 million that the Broncos were willing to guarantee through the first two years of the contract. Miller likely is going to want at least $63 million guaranteed up front, which is what Fletcher Cox received when he signed his extension with the Eagles on June 13.