Von Miller is staying in Denver as the team decided to pick up his option. Miller, the former second overall draft pick in 2011, spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Denver Broncos.
By picking up Von Miller's option, the #Broncos guarantee $7 million of Miller’s $18 million compensation for 2021 — not a crazy price considering the money being thrown around for free-agent edge rushers Monday. https://t.co/L42MopKnpk
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 16, 2021
Von Miller Stays With Denver Broncos
Unfortunately for Broncos Country, 2020 saw Miller dislocate his peroneal tendon in his ankle. Missing a full season for the first time in his career, the Denver sack king was unable to return to form after a disappointing eight-sack season in 2019. These consecutive years of adversity serve to mar an otherwise unparalleled career in orange and blue.
In nine years with the Broncos, Miller accrued 490 tackles, 135 tackles for loss, 216 quarterback hits, and 106 sacks. He also added two interceptions and 21 pass deflections. His 26 forced fumbles are a franchise record, and his nine fumble recoveries have helped Miller lead the team to countless victories. In seven postseason games, Miller earned 31 tackles, six tackles for loss, 12 quarterback hits, and 6.5 sacks.
Miller’s production for Denver made a jump from elite to downright legendary in the 2015-2016 playoffs. His five sacks across the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl 50 that year helped him earn the Super Bowl MVP award. Without a doubt, his efforts also helped bring a third Lombardi Trophy to Denver.
Miller’s best season came in 2012, his sophomore season in the league. In addition to his first and only career pick-six, 2012 offered a career-high six forced fumbles for the eventual Denver sack king. With 18.5 sacks as well, Miller made 2012 a remarkable season that set the stage for the team to build the No Fly Zone defense of 2015.
With eight Pro-Bowl selections, three First-Team All-Pro honors, a Super Bowl ring, and the Pete Rozelle Trophy to his name, Miller’s career with Denver has been nothing short of outstanding.