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Even thick in Aaron Rodgers pandemonium, don’t overlook the return of Von Miller

Miller is going to be motivated to prove he’s still one of the best pass rushers and defenders in the NFL.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

To break up the Aaron Rogers watch, let’s go in a different direction.

Regardless of who the starting quarterback is for the Denver Broncos, there is one thing we know for certain. Von Miller will return for the 2021-22 regular season.

The focus this entire offseason has been on the quarterback, but let’s not lose sight of that fact. And I’m just as guilty as anyone when it comes to focusing on the most important position in sports.

But it hit me as I sat down to write this that Miller is back in the fold for the Broncos defense. There was some fear that Denver wouldn’t pick up the contract for Miller this season and he would head to NFL free agency. The worst fear is he would pull the opposite Neil Smith, where Miller signs with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Thankfully new Broncos general manager George Paton didn’t let that happen when he picked up Miller’s contract. And the player we see will want to wreak havoc on NFL quarterbacks. We would have seen that last season before Miller suffered a season-ending injury mere days before the regular season started. By all account he was an absolute beast in training camp.

Now add a lost season to the equation, and I think we’ll see the best Miller since the Super Bowl 50 run. He’s going to be motivated to prove he’s still one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. He’ll want to prove he’s one of the best defenders in the league. If that happens, the Broncos defense has the potential to be really, really, really freaking good.

There are a lot of things we’ve missed over the last year. When it comes to sports, the one I’ve missed most is Miller sacking quarterbacks and his dancing afterwards. I can’t wait to see No. 58 back on the field for the Broncos this season.

If Denver is able to throw Rodgers into that equation, even better.

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