Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller is an eight-time Pro Bowler but missed the entire 2020 season with a ruptured ankle that left some wondering if the 32-year-old would ever be the same force.
Miller recently spoke with Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News and explained that he isn’t yet thinking about hanging his cleats up for good.
“I’ve got a son,” Miller said. “He’ll be here in about three or four weeks. I definitely want him to be able to see me play. That’s going to take about five to seven years. That’s what I have on my heart, that’s what I have on my mind, another five to seven years. Whatever God will give me, I’m going to take it.”
Miller added that his ankle is “about 94%” recovered from the serious injury that first sidelined him in September. “The 6% I got to get I got to get rushing the passer in practice with pads on, leaning on guys, guys leaning on me,” he said. “I haven’t rushed the passer in over a year. Haven’t played in a game in longer than that.”
As for Miller’s expiring deal, he said he plans to “have fun, be with my teammates, stay in the moment” through the upcoming campaign.
“This is the best team we’ve been able to field in a long time,” he said. “I just want to stay in the moment. I want to be the type of leader and type of player that I know I can be and not focus on the outside stuff. I can’t really control that. Just have fun.”