Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller has a solid career in the NFL. He believes that he could go another decade as the boogieman of quarterbacks.
The first seven seasons of Von Miller’s career have been spectacular. Looking back, he has recorded double digit sacks in six of the seven. The moves he brings that allow him to get to the quarterback has Broncos Country cheering from home and in the stands.
As players approach the decade tenure of their careers, the thoughts start to come up. How much time does the player have until they hang up the cleats?
According to Von Miller, he’s not looking to go anywhere just yet. He talked with Nicki Jhabvala over at The Athletic and gave his insights on how long he can play. (Readers will need a subscription in order to read the full story)
“I feel like I can get ten in me. Maybe even more. I’m just going to take it one year at a time and see what I can do.”
Playing for at least 17 seasons would not be unheard of in the NFL. Ray Lewis finished his career after the Ravens won Super Bowl 47. He played a 17 year career for the Ravens. It is rare to see a linebacker have a long career. But I believe that Von Miller could get to that point.
For any athlete, the biggest factor in a long career is injuries. We saw Father Time catch up to some of the big name athletes that prevented them from going any farther.
Von Miller has only one serious injury in his career. An ACL in 2013 ended what was already a short season. As long as he can remain healthy and keep himself in check, there is no doubt he will have a long career.