The talks were continuing but nothing was set in stone as far as a new deal or agreement for Broncos linebacker Von Miller who’s coming off his dominating performance in Super Bowl 50 when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers to bring the Lombardi back to the Mile High city for the first time since 1999 when John Elways was quarterbacking the team still. Von Miller and the defense were the talk of the league last year as the Broncos had the top defense in the league. You name it, they did it. Stopped the run, covered ground in the secondary, took away the big play and much more. After months of disagreements and failed talks, John Elway finally got a deal done to keep Von Miller in Denver for quite some time. The Super Bowl 50 MVP agreed to a six year/$114.5 million deal which is the largest contract for a defensive player in NFL history.
Von Miller is the second best defensive player in our league today and by far, he’s the best defensive player in the world not named J.J. Watt. He turns the corner with tremendous speed and he has a lethal first step out his stance. He can rip through and shed blockers, great use of his hands to get past people and the relentless motor he shows to get to the quarterback is what sets him apart from most linebackers and he’s low at all times and the saying of football fundamental talk will always remain true, the lowest man always wins. I look at his performance in the AFC title game when he sacked Tom Brady four times and intercepted him and he was in his face all game long applying pressure and hitting him non-stop then the Super Bowl, he really stepped it up and was all over the league MVP Cam Newton all game long. Without Von Miller, the Broncos are an average defense at best, but with him, they are the best in the league.