Von Miller has been a fabulous part of the Denver Broncos defense. The number of Pro Bowls he’s been voted to is proof.
Broncos Country has had the luxury of watching linebacker Von Miller since he was the second overall pick by the Denver Broncos back in 2011.
Miller has had a stellar career in Denver: Super Bowl 50 MVP, Broncos all-time sack leader, under 10 sacks in a season just once, etc.
He has earned a Pro Bowl nod in every season except the one he was injured (2013), making that seven out of eight NFL seasons so far. He has the fourth most Pro Bowls in team history behind quarterback John Elway, tight end Shannon Sharpe, and safety Steve Atwater.
During the 2018 season, Miller continued his amazing career. As mentioned above, he became the team’s all-time sack leader, while adding 14.5 sacks on the year to his résumé.
Aside from the 2013 season, Miller has been a dominant force game in and game out. Teams always have to know where the 3x first-team all-pro linebacker is.
The Broncos have a new coaching staff after firing Vance Joseph and allowing most of the staff walk to a new team after the 2018 season.
That new coach is Vic Fangio. Fangio is a defensive mastermind who led a Chicago Bears defense to the number one spot in the entire National Football League this past season. Fangio had Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith in Chicago. Now he has Von Miller.
I strongly believe that this combination will be a lethal weapon for the Denver Broncos.
At just 29 years-old, Miller still has plenty of great years left in the tank. He is just two Pro Bowls shy of tying John Elway for most in team history, and can easily get even more, in my opinion.
Of course, the Pro Bowl is not Miller’s goal. The Super Bowl is. The Pro Bowl is obviously held prior to the Super Bowl every year now, so the teams playing in the Super Bowl do not participate in Pro Bowls.
It is possible, however, that Miller is voted to more Pro Bowls and just not attend. He would still get credit for the accomplishment.
Hopefully, the Broncos will be holding a Lombardi Trophy sooner rather than later, though.