After the Broncos visited the White House on Monday to celebrate their Super Bowl 50 victory with President Barack Obama, Miller stood for a picture with coach Gary Kubiak, linebacker DeMarcus Ware, retired quarterback Peyton Manning and Elway, the team’s executive vice president/general manager.
The group photo originally appeared on Ware’s Instagram page and Miller later shared the image on social media with a difference: Elway was cropped out of the White House photo.
Miller likely is not happy with Elway right now.
Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Miller was intentional in his decision to crop out Elway’s image.
The Broncos and Miller are not negotiating at this time after the team offered a six-year, $114.5 million deal to the Super Bowl MVP that includes $39.8 million guaranteed over the first two years.
Miller reportedly wants more than $70 million in the first three years of his contract. The two sides have until July 15 to hammer out a multiyear deal.
Without an agreement, Miller would be left to play the 2016 season under a $14.129 million franchise tag. As an exclusive rights free agent, he is not eligible to receive offers or negotiate with other teams.
If the two sides fail to reach an agreement before the July deadline, it’s unclear whether or not Miller might sit out the 2016 season.
Miller said during a White House visit on Monday that there was “real progress” in the negotiations. But he has not participated in the Broncos’ offseason program.
The Broncos are scheduled to have a ring ceremony Sunday in Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It is uncertain whether Miller will attend, according to ESPN.
The 27-year-old Miller finished the 2015 regular season with 11 sacks and helped led the Broncos to the Super Bowl 50 championship by wreaking havoc on defense. He added five sacks and two forced fumbles in the postseason.