Buffalo Bills make huge splash in free-agency, signing linebacker Von Miller to massive deal
Well this was out of left field...
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Over the last few days, it was reported that Super Bowl Champion and Pro Bowl linebacker, Von Miller, was interested in either returning to the Denver Broncos, or signing with the Dallas Cowboys.
Neither of those rumors came to fruition. Brandon Beane and the Buffalo Bills slid in like thieves in the night, and swept Miller out from under everyone's noses in a very unsuspected move. Miller and the Bills agreed to a six-year, $120 million contract. Some around the football world are calling this a gross overpay. After all, Miller is heading into his age 33 season, which means he'll be under contract with the Bills until he's almost 40 years old.
But can you put a price on the experience that he brings to the table? Miller is a two-time Super Bowl Champion and 8-time Pro Bowler among other prestigious accolades. Miller is joining a Buffalo team who's window of opportunity to win a Super Bowl is about as wide open as it gets. If the Bills can win even one Super Bowl with Von Miller spearheading the defense, then this signing will be looked at as a success in my book.
Miller played the better half of 11 seasons in Denver, helping them win Super Bowl 50. Miller was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2021, where he would then go on to, once again, help them win Super Bowl LVI. Buffalo needed to add a huge defensive presence up the middle of the field, after their gut-wrenching loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2021 AFC Divisional round, where the defense was clearly their biggest issue.