DENVER — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has all the time stated he considers a very powerful a part of his job is “getting sacks and making game-changing performs,” and he has now performed that greater than another participant in franchise historical past.
When Miller launched himself by way of the Cleveland Browns’ offensive line on the final play of the third quarter Saturday evening and pulled quarterback Baker Mayfield to the bottom, he had his 98th profession sack.
Miller handed Broncos Ring of Famer Simon Fletcher, who completed his profession with 97.5 sacks.
Instantly after his sack, the Broncos performed a video of Fletcher on the scoreboard congratulating Miller. Fletcher was in attendance.
“I noticed the video,” Miller stated after Denver’s 17-16 loss to Cleveland. “Me and Simon have been buddies for 5 or 6 years now.
“He drove all the way in which down from Wyoming to see it, so it is unbelievable to have that sort of help from the Broncos legend. “Actually (good) buddies with Simon and he is all the time been optimistic in his help, pushing me on to break it. Even after I had 30 sacks, he was pushing me on.”
The play got here at an opportune time for the Broncos, as the Browns had pushed into Denver territory towards a Broncos protection depleted at cornerback by damage and Jamar Taylor’s ejection. The sack additionally gave Miller 14.5 for the season, the second-highest single-season complete of his profession.
His profession excessive is 18.5 in 2012.
Miller was requested this previous week if he thinks about awards and information down the street.
“I do not actually,” he stated. “Actually, I do not. The factor about getting sacks, the sack race is so shut proper now. I am three sacks away from [Rams defensive tackle] Aaron Donald, and the following man behind me is only a sack away. So, it is a tight race and each sack may imply the distinction. That is the place my mindset is at proper now.”