The Buffalo Bills have been Super Bowl contenders for the last few years, and while their offense is very potent, at least as big a reason for their excellence has been their defense.
That defense is headlined by linebacker Von Miller, a two-time Super Bowl champion, as well as fellow linebacker Matt Milano, who made the Pro Bowl and All-Pro first-team for the first time in 2022.
Another linebacker by the name of Leonard Floyd has joined that group for the upcoming season, and he has an important quality that Miller values highly — the experience of having played on a world championship team.
Reporter Maddy Glab noted Miller’s excitement for his new teammate.
Von Miller says Leonard Floyd is a Super Bowl champion and knows what it takes, which will rub off on his teammates #Bills
— Maddy Glab (@MadGlab) June 13, 2023
Floyd was a teammate of Miller’s on the 2021 Los Angeles Rams team that won Super Bowl LVI by outlasting the Cincinnati Bengals down the stretch.
Floyd has never made the Pro Bowl, but he has been a consistent performer over the last few years who has put up at least 9.0 sacks in each of the last three seasons.
In 2022, the Bills were second in points allowed and sixth in total yards allowed, but their pass defense was a little lacking.
They ranked just 13th in passing touchdowns allowed and 15th in passing yards given up, and Floyd’s arrival should help.
Miller suffered a torn ACL in late November versus the Detroit Lions, and he is expected to be ready to play in Week 1 in September.
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