Miller was chosen second overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft. Since LaVar Arrington was drafted second overall by the Washington Redskins in 2000, he has been the highest linebacker taken in the draft.
In doing so, he became the highest draft pick for the Aggies since Quentin Coryatt, who was chosen second overall in 1992. It came as a surprise to some experts that Miller was chosen.
The Broncos were shifting from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense, a scheme that looked counterintuitive to Miller’s abilities. “A sort of man who comes around every 10 years,” former Broncos quarterback and current executive vice president John Elway said of Miller.
Miller inked his rookie deal on July 28th, 2011. He wore No. 58 in tribute to legendary linebacker Derrick Thomas, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Broncos picked up Miller for the 2021 season when they picked up his 2021 option in March. In the final year of his deal, he is guaranteed $7 million of his $17.5 million base pay.
Miller played in six games for the Broncos, registering 4.5 sacks and 17 tackles. On October 21, 2021, against the Cleveland Browns, Miller suffered an ankle injury that would finish his Broncos career.
How long was Von Miller a Bronco?
Von Miller played for the Broncos for 10 years (2011-2021). In his 10 seasons with the Broncos, he recorded the most career sacks in Denver Broncos history, at 110.5. Miller was also named Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl 50 in the 2015 season whilst playing for the Broncos