Is it possible that Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is not a fan of John Elway?
Miller cropped the Broncos' general manager out of a photo taken during the team's recent trip to Washington, D.C.
Outside linebacker Demarcus Ware posted a photo of himself with Coach Gary Kubiak, Miller, Peyton Manning and John Elway with the Washington Monument in the background.
Miller reposted the photo, but took a tighter shot.
Denver7's Marshall Zelinger noticed the difference in the photos Friday morning.
— Marshall Zelinger (@7Marshall) June 10, 2016
On Saturday morning, it was a topic of discussion on ESPN's "SportsCenter."
Saturday afternoon, NFL Insider Adam Schefter speculated on Twitter that it was a sign of how Miller's contract negotiations with the Broncos were going.
Upset with contract negotiations, Von Miller cropped out John Elway from Friday's Instagram post: pic.twitter.com/KJWpRevF2f
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2016
The Super Bowl MVP rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of negotiations, said Miller's representatives rejected a six-year, $114.5 million offer that included $39.8 million in guarantees in the first two years.