Denver Broncos: Von Miller Picks up Weekly Award

By Joe Morrone

Von Miller was named AFC Defensive Player of the week on Wednesday for his performance versus the San Diego Chargers last week. The Denver Broncos linebacker had three sacks; two forced fumbles and spent more time in the Chargers backfield than Phillip Rivers. Miller is the sixth Bronco to win a player of the week award, and if he keeps playing the way he has been then some even bigger awards are probably on their way.

Miller is starting to get national coverage for his stellar play and is even being mentioned as a possible MVP candidate. The Broncos have not had a player of Miller’s caliber on the defensive side of the ball in many years, and he’s only getting better. There are only a handful of defensive players in the league who can dominate a game, and Miller is one of them. Peyton Manning is the player that makes the Broncos go but Miller is a very close second, and people are starting to take notice.

The Broncos potentially have the player of the year on offense in Manning, and the player of the year on defense in Miller. The Broncos are one of the best teams in the NFL for a lot of reasons, but when you have two of the leading MVP candidates then you are in great shape.

In other Broncos’ news on Wednesday, the team continued to work out running backs in the wake of the injury to Willis McGahee. Steve Slaton and Jacob Hester have both worked out in the past couple of days. No signings have occurred but could at any point. If the Broncos do sign someone, it would be strictly for depth and insurance purposes. They are happy with who they have on their roster and will go with the guys who all ready know the system.

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