Last offseason, we all witnessed defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks turn a small, one-year contract… a ‘prove-it’ deal into a four-year contract worth as much as $22.5 million. From a statistical standpoint, 2013 was by and large the best year of Marks’ entire NFL career.
Now, it’s time for Roy Miller to go through the same experience, turning his two-year, low payout ‘prove-it’ deal into a long-term stay with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The #Jaguars gave DT Roy Miller a 4-year extension worth $16.25M, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2014
Miller and Bradley have history from when they were together with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a disappointing 2013 season, many, myself included, figured that Miller was on his way out after this season. Sure, he was playing through injuries, but even then, his performance was just horrible.
But in 2014, he was a completely different monster, wreaking havoc on the interior of opposing offensive lines, stuffing the running lanes and contributing in many ways that don’t show up on paper.
Playing for Bradley, I think Miller feels right at home.
DUUUVVVAAAAAALLLLL LETS RIDE FOR 4 MORE!!!!!
— Roy Miller III (@Roy_Miller_III) December 16, 2014
Miller’s new contract means that this powerhouse of a defensive line is going to be together for a long time. Miller has a new contract, Marks has a new contract and the Super Bowl Champions that were brought in as free agents have a few years as well. While the Jaguars are one of the youngest franchises, they’re definitely on the rise.