By Jesse Sarles

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is staying in Denver and the Broncos have picked up his $7 million option. He says he’s “totally bought into being a” Bronco for life on Instagram and the team wrote “the show goes on, Von Miller” on Twitter, both unofficial confirmations that the agreement has been reached.

The eight-time Pro Bowler is expected to make nearly $18 million this year.

Miller is heading into the final season of the six-year, $114.5 million deal he signed in 2016 shortly after winning Super Bowl 50 MVP honors.

Linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos at Mile High on Oct. 1, 2018.

Linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos at Mile High on Oct. 1, 2018. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Miller was John Elway’s first draft pick in 2011, when he was the No. 2 overall selection behind Cam Newton. He is the team’s all-time sacks leader with 106 quarterback takedowns.

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Jesse Sarles