Bills Ink LB Von Miller on 6-Year, $120 Million Deal

Denver Broncos' linebacker Von Miller in 2017
Denver Broncos' linebacker Von Miller in 2017. Photo by John Middlebrook/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9301119bo)

It turns out that the Buffalo Bills’ slow start to free agency turned out to be a decoy. The team just landed free-agent linebacker Von Miller, who will join the organization on a reported six-year, $120 million deal.

Miller hit the free agency for the first time in his storied career and had multiple suitors after a Super Bowl run with the Los Angeles Rams last season. The Rams made a strong push to keep him in LA, but the Bills reportedly swooped in with a better offer and convinced the 32-year-old player to take his talents to Buffalo.

While some might consider it risky to give this amount of money to a veteran player, there is no doubt that Miller will make the Bills a better team. His contribution should be especially valuable in the pass rush department, considering that Buffalo struggled to get after the opposing quarterback consistently last season.

Von Miller started his NFL career with the Denver Broncos and spent more than 10 seasons with the organization. During that time, he won one Super Bowl ring, had eight Pro Bowl nods, and was an All-Pro player seven times.

Midway through the 2021 NFL season, the Broncos traded Miller to the Rams in exchange for draft compensation. Miller turned out to be a perfect fit in the Rams’ defensive scheme, contributing with five sacks in eight regular-season games. He added four more in the playoffs en route to the LA team’s Super Bowl triumph.

Miller is currently the leader in sacks among the active NFL players with 115.5. He also has 540 career tackles, 26 forced fumbles, and two defensive touchdowns.

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