Denver Broncos general manager George Paton has confirmed that the team would be open to getting back Von Miller for 2021 if the linebacker got cleared from his legal process. Miller is still waiting on a decision from the district attorney in the 18th Judicial District in suburban Denver to determine whether he will be charged in the wake of an investigation by the Parker, Colorado, police department.
"We're still working through it with Von, his agent, and in regards to the legal process, we're just going to let the legal process play out," Paton said, per ESPN. "But obviously it's a serious situation, but we want to let it play out before we comment on that."
Miller is an eoght-time Pro Bowl linebacker and one of the best players at his position. "We want to bring Von back; we're still working through that, I don't want to get into everything, but we want to bring him back.
Obviously the legal process, what he's going through, it's a serious situation, obviously, and I don't know all the details, but we respect what's going on. We do want Von back,'' Paton added.
Miller not the only player on which the Broncos have to make a decision
Broncos quarterback Drew Lock didn't impress last season but the team isn't ready to give up on him yet.
"[I] did a deep dive with Drew ... very talented, was inconsistent at times, has a lot to work on, but I've spoken with Drew. ... He really wants to be great," Paton said. "We're always going to bring in competition at every position, quarterback as well, but I like the track Drew's on.
... He does have all the traits you look for in a quarterback." When it comes to potentially signing another quarterback in free agency, Paton said: "We're going to be aggressive, we're going to be in every deal.
Doesn't mean we're going to make that deal, but we're going to look into everything, whether it's a quarterback or a defensive lineman, anything to help our football team, we're going to pursue it."
Meanwhile, Paton said of the potential re-signing of safety Justin Simmons: "Justin is one of our core guys, and our goal since I got here was to sign him to a long-term deal. We've had good discussions with his agent.
I don't know if we'll get a deal done or not, but that's our goal. He's the type of guy we'd want to extend."