Broncos’ Von Miller Done For Year?

Von Miller suffered an ankle injury on Tuesday that will likely rule him out for the year (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter). There’s no official word from the Broncos just yet, but confirmation is likely to come on Wednesday. 

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Miller, 31, was gearing up for his tenth season in Denver. Throughout his career, the Super Bowl 50 MVP has been lauded for his toughness and talent in equal measure. In the last six seasons, he’s missed just one game.

After a bout of COVID-19 in the spring, Miller quickly returned to his workout regimen with an eye on getting back to his old form. Last year was a down season by Miller’s standards – he registered eight sacks, his first season in single digits since 2013. All in all, Miller has 106 career sacks to his credit, trailing only Terrell Suggs (139) among all active players.

To make matters worse for the Broncos, Bradley Chubb‘s availability is still in question. As Chubb continues to work his way back from last year’s ACL tear, the Broncos could be down two top edge rushers for Monday night’s game against the Titans.

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  1. wagner13

    Obviously a huge loss for a Denver team expected to get Chubb back fairly soon. Now, they’ll be reliant on Attachou and Reed to step up as a pass rusher and run defender respectively. With many picking the Broncos as a sleeper postseason contender, the squad will no doubt have trouble containing the likes of Mahomes, Lamar, and Watson; greatly damaging their chances of advancing to the big game.

    For Miller, you hope this isn’t the beginning of the end. He did decline a bit last season and will now need to recover from a significant physical setback. I wish him the best in his return to the field, but anticipate he won’t be the same dominant force he once was

  2. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Clowney time? Might as well improve the defense elsewhere. Just don’t know if they can float that type of money. (Though Von Miller is their only player with a contract)

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Looks like Von will have some extra time to plan his Halloween party this year.

  4. Polish Hammer

    Bad break, sucks to lose a whole season of play, especially when you start getting into your 30s.

    And at least we can comment here, as PFR blocks comments to the articles related to the scumbags of the league.

  5. Meren

    Did not know about the injuries on Defense but because they have Putrid Pat Shurmur as the OC/ Playcaller I picked them at 4-12. are the Broncos Still favored over the Titans why they were favored in the 1st place is a Joke to me. By the way this is what you are getting with Shurmur 42-79 record as Playcaller whether he was the HC or OC. I did not count his years in Philly since he did not call the plays. The Vikings did go 13-3 one yr which is an Abomination since Shurmur was 3-6 after taking over a team that was 5-0 then dropped to 5-2 when Norv Turner fired himself. Basically Mike Zimmer had a Gun to Shurmur’s head in that 13-3 yr. Run the Ball or you are Fired. Because once Shurmur was gone DeFillipo took over and got fired for not running the ball. So if you take out that abomination yr Shurmurs Record is 29-76. I picked the Broncos Record based on his Head coach performances 9-23 then 9-23 again. His record calling plays 1-15, 7-9, 9-23, 3-6, 13-3 back to 9-23. Plus he does not utilize his backfield talent. He does not use his backup Rbs, Even if he has a Good backup. The Broncos will be lucky to have 20 Rush attempts in a game even with such young Qbs.

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