The signing of Von Miller, an edge rusher who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame someday, was one of the most significant moves made during the offseason by the Buffalo Bills.
Miller, who is 33 years old, has agreed to terms of a six-year deal that is worth $120 million. The terms of the deal include a signing bonus of just over $18.5 million and around $51.4 million in guaranteed money.
Miller is optimistic that he will be able to play through the entirety of his contract, despite the fact that he will be 40 years old if he continues to play until the end of the pact.
Miller’s contract with the Bills features a significant amount of back-loaded money. Only $5.15 million will count against his cap hit for the 2022 campaign. This figure is projected to increase to approximately $18.7 million in 2023 and then to $21.2 million in 2024. There is an option to terminate the contract following the 2024 season.
In 2027, when he would be 38 years old, Miller’s cap hit would be $30 million. If the Bills intended to keep Miller on their roster for the full six years, then they would almost probably renegotiate their contract in order to save some salary cap space.
Von Miller, who has played in the Super Bowl while playing for the Broncos and the Rams, has expressed his desire to continue playing for an extended period of time.