The legend of No. 58 continues to grow.
If you watched yesterday’s flag football game - er, the Pro Bowl - you know Von Miller stole the show.
And as usual, he did it with flare when it counted - a strip sack and fumble recovery to seal the 24-23 AFC win.
[email protected]— NFL (@NFL) January 28, 2018
The strip-sack seals the WIN for the AFC! #ProBowl pic.twitter.com/sHl0lq64Da
It was actually a pretty fun game with a great ending as the AFC came back from a 17-point deficit to lead by one with just over a minute to play.
And then - as if the players were asked to re-enact Super Bowl 50 - Miller came from the left side, barreling into the lineman and sticking his hand out to strip the ball from NFC’s Jared Goff and scoop it up to ensure the victory for the AFC.
But that strip sack also helped land Miller the Defensive MVP for the game, making him the first Bronco to ever win a Pro Bowl Mvp.
And that honor propelled Miller into a whole different category of awesome - being one of four players in Nfl History to win both a Super Bowl MVP and Pro Bowl MVP in their careers.
And as if that’s not enough - Miller is the ONLY defensive player in NFL history to claim both honors.
Congrats to @VonMiller, the 1st Bronco to ever earn #ProBowl MVP honors.— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) January 28, 2018
Miller joins Peyton Manning, @JerryRice & @PhilSimmsQB as the only four players in NFL history to receive both #SuperBowl & #ProBowl MVP honors. pic.twitter.com/j6ouikMrL6
Appearing in his sixth Pro Bowl - a game of no consequence and with very little on the line ($60K for the winners is like an hour of practice for some of these stars) - watching No. 58 play to win yesterday was still a thing of beauty.
The only down side was that even a decent Broncos’ offense this past season would have meant we could still be watching Miller do his thing.
On the one hand, this is fabulous because @VonMiller is the greatest.— Doctor of Words (and tights) (@docllv) January 28, 2018
On the other, it makes me even madder our offense sucked this season...we could still be watching this awesomeness next week... https://t.co/Igok9JkeIh
But on the bright side, we got to see another #FunkyVonSackDance that will hopefully be added into the 2018 repertoire.
What would you grade this @VonMiller celebration, @KeeganMKey? pic.twitter.com/XZkr3Yiwcm— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 28, 2018