Von Miller may need to have the NFL rip his jersey off of him someday, because the Denver Broncos outside linebacker made it very clear on Super Bowl Radio Row that he wants to play for a very long time. The Super Bowl 50 MVP joined Jim Rome in Houston on Wednesday and talked about his future in the league.
“I would like to play like Bruce Matthews, play like twenty years,” Miller said. “Play linebacker and when I can’t cover, drop into coverage and do some of the things you have to do to be a great linebacker, then I just go down and rush and become a third down linebacker and rush the passer, and when I can’t do that, I will transform to something else. I’m going to be here as long as possible. You said, the NFL is Not For Long. I’m going to take advantage of every moment, every opportunity that I have for as long as I can.”
Miller added that he could see himself as a safety too, “Win a Super Bowl, be an All-Pro as a safety and a linebacker? That’d be amazing.”
The five-time Pro Bowler feels like he could do even more now, but it’s not necessary because of his team’s talent.
“I think that’s one of the hardest things is with me and my team; I want to do so much,” Miller said. “I want to play offense, I want to do all this stuff to help my team out, but we have guys that are good at that. I might be able to go catch passes a little bit better than DT [Demaryius Thomas], but he’s a great receiver. He’s our best receiver, so [I] got to let him do his job.”
When asked if he has ran ideas by new head coach Vance Joseph, the 27-year-old, said not quite yet.
“Nah. I got to wait a little bit to have that conversation. We got great guys lined up. I just find my role and get in it,” Miller said.