Von Miller Re-Signs with Denver Broncos

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It’s been a long time coming, but the day has finally arrived. Von Miller has re-signed with the Denver Broncos. The reigning Super Bowl MVP inked a six-year, $114 million deal, reaching his goal of becoming the highest paid non-QB in NFL history.

Von Miller Re-Signs with Denver Broncos

Early in 2015, Miller became the third-fastest player in history to reach 50 career sacks. He has an uncanny knack for finding the football, forcing 16 fumbles in his career.  In the AFC Championship game, Miller proved to the New England Patriots that his coverage skills were unmatched. He tricked Tom Brady into throwing him an interception, shifting the tides of the game. Following a stat line of 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, Miller was crowned Super Bowl MVP. This solidified his dominance as a premier defender in the NFL, giving him real leverage in contract negotiations.

Miller, the second overall pick in the 2011 draft, hit the ground running as a rookie. Forcing a fumble on his very first play from scrimmage, he wasted no time exhibiting his elite talent. The league fined him three times that year, but it wasn’t viewed as a big deal. Making strides in his sophomore season, Miller broke the Broncos franchise record for sacks in a season with 18.5. His consistent production compelled AP to honor him as a first-team All-Pro defender.

Like many young athletes, an eye-opening lesson on maturity hit him hard. The NFL suspended Miller six games for attempting to cheat a drug test. Not long after his return, he tore his ACL and was forced to watch the Broncos tragic Super Bowl 48 loss from home.

Von Miller learned quickly about the NFL career’s mortality. Perhaps, that is why it took so long for the Broncos to see eye-to-eye with him. Regardless, he has proven to be an integral part of their organization, deserving every penny he will make this season.

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