Super Bowl MVP Miller relaxed over future


Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller insists he is in no hurry to resolve his future after being named MVP in Sunday's Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Miller is set to become a free agent but the Broncos are reportedly hoping to use their franchise tag to keep hold of the 26-year-old.

However, the Texas A&M alumnus is content to focus on Denver's celebrations for the time being.

"The Super Bowl MVP is special, but the Super Bowl ring is something that I will keep with me for the rest of my life," Miller told a news conference. 

"I'll be able to be with my brothers for eternity. I'll be able to be with those guys for 100 years from now and that's truly beautiful.

"As far as my situation coming up, we have [executive vice-president of football operations/general manager] Mr [John] Elway, he has played in the National Football League. He is one of the best [general managers] that there is. We're here today because of him.

"I have people representing my situation as well and it's going to be a peaceful thing. I am not really worried about it. It's another thing that the media tries to play up.

"As for me, I am just enjoying being with my team-mates, celebrating with those guys. That's where I want to be at right now."

Asked where he felt the Broncos' defense ranked in NFL history, Miller added: "I'm uncomfortable with comparisons. The game is the way it is because of the players that have come before us. All these great defenses, they really put their necks on the line for the game.

"I'm uncomfortable with comparisons, but the type of defense that we played this year was special. We spent a lot of time with each other."

Coach Gary Kubiak was full of praise for his standout performer and hailed his attitude in training as an example for others to follow.

"I've known Von since he was a very young man at Texas A&M," he commented. "I'm so proud of his path and how he's gotten to where he's at.

"The thing that people don't know is, you see a great player like that play on a big stage and play a tremendous game like he did, but people don't see the work he put in to get there.

"Von did not miss a football practice this year unless I sat him down during training camp, make him take a rest day, he did not miss a practice.

"His future is so bright. But, I'm just really proud of him as a man. I know he's a great player, but I'm very proud of him as a man."

As proud of Miller as Kubiak is, he is unlikely to grant the man of the moment's request for the trip back to Denver: "I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking if you could make the plane do backflips on the way home."