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Two-time Super Bowl champion Von Miller, 33, said Monday that he wants to be as long-lived in the NFL as Tom Bradyconsidered the best player in the league, who at 44 will play his 23rd season.
“I try to play everything. Tom Brady did it, I admire him when it comes to longevity of his career, although I’m going one day at a time and I’m only going to take the time that God gives me to achieve it”, explained Miller who in March signed to play with the Buffalo Bills.
linebacker champion with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 and with the Los Angeles Rams In the LVI last February, he has a contract with the Bills for the next six years in exchange for 120 million dollars.
If he fulfilled the commitment that binds him to coach Sean McDermott’s team, Miller would be 39 years old and have played 16 seasons in 2027, still far from the 23 at which Brady will arrivealthough in a position of much more physical contact.
The eight-time Pro Bowler described himself as passionate about football, a sport in which he will seek to remain as long as possible.
“I’m 33, but honestly I don’t feel 33.. My intention is to play the six years of my contract in Buffalo. I am a real sick of the game when you get to know me, ”she argued.
He was born in DeSoto, Texas, is the NFL’s active leader in sacks at quarterback with 115.5; look for the league mark of 200 belonging to legendary Bills star Bruce Smith, who played 19 seasons.
Miller has played 10 seasons, he missed the 2020 due to a dislocated peroneal tendon. In 2021 he had 9.5 sacks, including two in Super Bowl LVI as the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.
The linebacker stressed the importance of mental toughness to stay at your best in this game. “I think once you start feeling old there’s no going back.. I’ve been in the league a long time and when guys start complaining about injuries and stuff, I tell them; man, of course it’s cold in the country. I try to keep my mind positive.”
Von Miller mentioned that he will seek to take advantage of all that experience to infect his teammates in the Bills.
“The main thing is that I don’t look 33 at all. When I’m in the field I make it a point to show the boys what I’m made of and earn your trust; yes, I am 33 years old, but I can run with you, I can run with anyone; I am healthy and take care of my body.”
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Play as much as Tom Brady in the NFL: The goal that Von Miller of the Buffalo Bills has set for himself