The Denver Broncos on Thursday agreed to terms with linebacker Von Miller, whom they selected in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft from Texas A&M. Miller missed just one team workout Thursday morning before agreeing to his contract - a much different scenario than Top-5 picks have had in the past. Sources say that Miller's $21 Million contract is fully guaranteed over four years.
To quote John Bena in this article after the Broncos drafted Miller:
Miller is hands down the best pass rusher in the draft, and will give the Broncos something that incoming head coach John Fox loves - a strongside linebacker that can rush the passer.
Miller accumulated 27.5 sacks the past two years for the Aggies while making 39 tackles for a loss. Miller was the 2010 recipient of the Butkus Award as the Nation's top linebacker while being named a consensus 1st Team All-American. Miller led the country with 17 sacks in 2009 and can be a force.
In what might be the biggest compliment to the type of player Von Miller is, he has been compared at times to Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs. John Elway is very familiar with the kind of player Thomas was and now he is hoping to get a modern-day version for the Broncos.
Miller will be wearing #58.
Let's give this Aggie a Mile High Salute and officially welcome him to the Mile High City!