Bleacher Report named every NFL team’s “most exciting” addition during the 2022 offseason. There was no reason to act as if the choice would be a surprise for the Buffalo Bills.
Their answer was the signing of All-Pro pass rusher Von Miller.
We can get right to it. Here’s what B/R had to say about Miller:
The Buffalo Bills are gearing up to make a Super Bowl run. They shored up one of the biggest areas of concern on their roster early in free agency by coming to terms with veteran pass-rusher Von Miller.
Miller has been an instrumental part of two championship teams, helping lead the Denver Broncos to a title in Super Bowl 50 before joining the Los Angeles Rams midway through the 2021 campaign and helping propel them to a Lombardi Trophy.
The 33-year-old showed he still has plenty left in the tank after missing the entire 2020 campaign with injury. He racked up 9.5 sacks during the regular season and added another four during L.A.’s postseason run, including two on Joe Burrow in the Super Bowl.
Prying Miller away from the Rams—who gave up a pair of Day 2 picks for his services—was one of the major coups of the offseason.
Miller immediately boosts a defense that already ranked atop the league in both yards allowed and scoring last year but only tied for the 11th-most sacks with 42.
The word that comes to mind for Miller in Buffalo is “closer.” That’s what the Bills said they’re hoping Miller can be.
Over the past few years, the Bills haven’t had problems tooling their offense up to keep up with opponents. Over that same time, Buffalo has had troubling doing the same for their defense and the expectation is that Miller can be just that.
Plus, there are hopes for some long-term side effects.
If Miller can help younger pass rushers in Buffalo such as Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham improve, that could have a lasting impact on the Bills for years to come even after Miller’s tenure with the club comes to an end.
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