Denver Broncos: Von Miller Controversy Should Not Affect Super Bowl Odds

By Thomas Emerick
Von Miller
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Von Miller is enduring some minor legal and league troubles right now, but my hunch is he plays 16 games in the 2013 NFL season and the Denver Broncos snag a No. 1 seed in the AFC. And Miller either threatens or wins the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Is anyone’s opinion on this really changing due to him, according to USA TODAY Sports, being arrested for failing to appear in court for a traffic citation?

“It was reported to the league earlier this week, and is being handled through the legal system,” the Broncos organization said.

Let’s emphasize that kids should show up for their traffic citation court appearances. Doing otherwise is flat-out stupid. But i’m sure Miller will go on to a dominant 2013 campaign just fine.

“We’re aware of it,” Fox said of Sunday’s arres, via ESPN. “Obviously, you’re very disappointed any time a guy doesn’t take care of his business, but like I said, we support him. He’s going to be fine. He’s dealt with it.”

Miller somewhat surprised many draft experts by emerging as the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2011 ahead of Marcell Dareus, who went the Buffalo Bills at No. 3. The first draft pick of John Elway’s reign over Broncos player personnel has turned out to be a massive success, with Miller recording 30 sacks and wreaking havoc over the course of two seasons. Much of this onslaught came during one of the most incredible rookie years in NFL history, despite having a hand cast on for a fair amount of that campaign.

The unsavory news surrounding Miller this offseason is little reason to drop the Broncos’ Super Bowl odds as AFC favorites. At most he misses four games, and either way Denver wins the AFC West.

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