Denver Broncos Rumors: Team Should Prepare for Life Without Von Miller

By Ryan Heckman
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Alright, let’s recap here for a moment.

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was suspended six games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy — which Miller swears was not due to a failed drug test — and before the season could even begin, he found himself in trouble again.

Last month, Miller was arrested when he attempted to purchase a firearm and a routine background check revealed an outstanding warrant on his record. The warrant, specifically, was due to a skipped court appearance last October when Miller failed to show up after he was cited for careless driving, driving without a license and driving without proof of insurance.

As if that laundry list wasn’t enough, Miller’s name is in the news yet again in correlation with the law.

Last week, Miller was said to be driving with a suspended license as well as speeding near his home according to Sheriff Grayson Robinson Tuesday night. Miller was with his father, who was then allowed to drive home.

There has not been any indication what the Broncos or the NFL may do in this scenario, if anything at all, but the organization may as well plan on playing without Miller for a while. Will he be further suspended after this long list of citations? Who knows.

What we do know, is that the Broncos look like they should be fine without him. I know, Miller is an outstanding player and put up 30 sacks in his first two seasons. Not to diminish Miller’s talent, but Denver is loaded with plenty more in the case that he would be out even longer.

Will John Elway even want to put up with anymore of Miller’s shenanigans after this? Again, Miller is one of the best in the business, but in this business the Broncos aren’t one that can put up with distractions. Even without Miller, this roster can win a Super Bowl, no question.

Regardless of whether Miller misses even more action, Peyton Manning has enough to win with on both sides of the ball. We’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date with the latest on this issue, though, as we hear more.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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