Von Miller is an animal. A monster.
Can someone verify that Von Miller is in fact human?
Some might say that Miller's 2015 campaign was relatively quiet. 11 sacks, 30 solo tackles, two run stuffs, four forced fumbles and a pass defensed.
Compared to his 2012 campaign that saw him set a new franchise record with 18.5 sacks, Miller was perhaps quieter than usual last year.
Although he earned Pro Bowl and first team All-Pro honors, seven players had more sacks than Miller in 2015
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p... And yet, John Elway and the Denver Broncos rewarded Miller with the richest contract for a defensive player in NFL history. Why?
Just look at Miller's production in the playoffs this past January and February.
Five sacks, two forced fumbles—both of which led to touchdowns. A key interception. Two passes defensed.
Super Bowl 50 MVP.
Super Bowl XLVIII is a memory most Broncos fans would like to forget. I can't help but wonder how that game would have turned out had Von Miller not torn his ACL.
The Broncos paid Von Miller because for the last five years, he's cemented himself as one of the top-3 defensive players in the league. What he accomplished in Denver's phenomenal postseason run was simply the icing on the cake.
Miller's six-year, $114.5 million contract has afforded him the ability to live up to the aspiration he's talked about since March—being a "Bronco for life".
What's exciting is the fact that at just 27 years old, he's entering the prime of his career. With Von Miller locked up long term, there's no telling how high the Broncos' ceiling can be.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.
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