Lost in the shuffle of the Denver Broncos’ embarrassing 21-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday was another historic accomplishment from five-time All-Pro outside linebacker Von Miller.
When Miller recorded his second sack of the game with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the former Texas A&M star officially became the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 80.0 career sacks.
According to the Broncos media relations department, Miller, who accomplished the feat in only 94 games, trails only Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles legend Reggie White.
Miller edged out former Buffalo Bills star Bruce Smith and his former teammate DeMarcus Ware to stand alone in second place on the all-time list.
Fastest NFL Players to Reach 80 Career Sacks
- Reggie White – 70* games
- Von Miller – 94 games
- DeMarcus Ware – 96 games
- Bruce Smith – 96 games
- Leslie O’Neal – 99 games
*Including 1st two pro seasons in USFL, White took 81 games to to reach 80 career sacks
The Super Bowl 50 MVP is having the type of season that should warrant consideration for NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors at the end of the year. Miller has recorded 7.0 sacks through six games in 2017, despite facing constant double teams and chip blocks.
Unfortunately for the Broncos, Miller’s contributions haven’t been enough. They are 3-3 after six games, and are in danger of letting their once-promising season get away from them.
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