Von Miller Disrespected in PFF's Edge Rusher Rankings
By Larry Rupp
Von Miller turned back the clock during the playoffs this past season and helped guide the Los Angeles Rams to a Super Bowl title. The three-time All-Pro then cashed in by signing a six-year deal worth $120 million with the Buffalo Bills, but is still being disrespected by PFF's edge rusher rankings.
PFF Edge Rusher Rankings
Miller checks in at No. 22 overall and at the top of a tier Sam Monson describes as "declining forces." There wasn't much of a reason as to why besides the reality that Miller will enter the 2022 season at 33 years of age. His dominance along the defensive line deserves at least a top-15 ranking, though.
This is an eight-time Pro Bowler being talked about here. Miller is as consistent as they come, posting 8.0 or more sacks in nine of his 10 NFL seasons, and the lone season he didn't, he only played in nine games. He has also finished second in the Defensive Player of the Year voting twice and is the active leader in career sacks (115.5).
Many people looked at Miller's 2021 season as a down year despite the fact that he logged 19.0 tackles for loss, which was his highest mark since 2012. He also tallied 50 tackles, 17 quarterback hits, 9.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble while playing on both the Denver Broncos and LA Rams.
When it comes down to it, seeing players like John Franklin-Myers and Arik Armstead rank above Miller seems like a mistake. The Super Bowl 50 MVP has plenty of juice left and is widely regarded as one of the best edge rushers of the last decade. There's no reason to act like that isn't the case.
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