The Denver Broncos have placed the franchise tag on Von Miller, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network. The exclusive tag guarantees Miller will earn $14,129,000 this year and cannot negotiate with other teams.
Von Miller franchise tag is officially filed. It is the exclusive tag.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 1, 2016
While Miller was a pipe dream for the Jacksonville Jaguars, there's a silver lining to Miller's staying in Denver with the franchise tag. Defensive lineman Malik Jackson and linebacker Danny Trevathan will now enter free agency and (presumably) go to the highest bidder.
As far as Malik is concerned, the Jaguars need to upgrade their pass rush and it doesn’t really matter from where as long as it’s on the defensive line. Jackson is more in the mold of a big end, but he can also rush the passer from the inside. He'd be similar to that of Jared Odrick. But like Odrick, Malik can play inside and out. He’s more of a pass rusher than Odrick as well. With Sen’Derrick Marks picking up injuries and ending on injured reserve in back-to-back years, strengthening their interior pass rush should become a priority.
With Trevathan, you've got an inside linebacker that can cover the pass as well as he covers the run, plays the game fast and smart, and is relatively young at just 26 years old when the season starts.
Both Malik and Trevathan could be serious targets for the Jaguars next week.