With him being 33-years-old, the consensus was he was too old to make an impact.
However, Miller is making an impact early on with the Bills.
So just how is this veteran linebacker affecting the Bills’ defensive play?
Miller Is Second In The NFL In Total Sacks
One way Von Miller is making an impact is by sacking the opposing quarterback.
His six sacks this season put him a half of a sack behind the NFL leader, Alex Highsmith.
#NFL Most Sacks This Season 🔢#Steelers Alex Highsmith – 6.5#Bills Von Miller – 6.0#Chargers Khalil Mack – 6.0#Raiders Maxx Crosby – 6.0#Patriots Matthew Judon – 6.0#49ers Nick Bosa – 6.0#Packers Rashan Gary – 6.0 #Cowboys Micah Parsons – 6.0
— NFL Numbers 🔢 (@nflnumber) October 19, 2022
While the list is crowded for second place, Miller stands out because of those who doubted him.
He’s showing fans and opponents that he’s still got the drive to attack the quarterback.
.@VonMiller is always showing up in the big moments 😤
— NFL (@NFL) October 16, 2022
However, he’s helping the Bills out in other areas as well.
Miller Leaves Openings For Other Bills Defenders To Attack
While it’s clear Von Miller is off to an amazing start to his 2022 season, he’s helping the team by giving teammates openings.
With offenses planning for Miller, he uses this to allow his teammates to get in on the sack feast in Buffalo.
This has led to the Bills’ defense getting 19 sacks this season, tying them for fourth place.
So it’s not just his stats that are shining, it’s the entire defense that’s doing well in 2022.
However, that defense is getting a huge boost thanks to Miller.
With his early impact with the Bills, he is showing everyone why the Bills are early Super Bowl favorites.