Posted Wed Oct 12th by Jon Heath
Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller has recorded five sacks in five games this season, notching a sack in four consecutive games. Just how impressive is that? Consider the numbers below:
- DeMarcus Ware (Dallas), Mario Williams (Houston), Dwight Freeney (Indianapolis), Terrell Suggs (Baltimore) and Brian Orakpo (Washington). Those are just a few of the top pass rushers in the league that Miller has either matched in beaten in total sacks so far this season.
- The only three players that have recorded more sacks than Miller through five games (Jared Allen, Jason Babin and Jason Pierre-Paul) are defensive ends who rush the passer on nearly every play. Miller has other responsibilities as a linebacker and often only rushes on third downs.
- The Broncos’ longest streak of consecutive games with a sack by a rookie is six games, with was set by linebacker Mike Croel in 1991. Interestingly, Croel was a fourth overall selection by the Broncos in 1991 and won the Defensive Rookie of the Year honor that season.
- Miller has the chance to not only match Croel’s record, but the Broncos all-time record of consecutive games with a sack, which was set by the franchises all-time sack leader Simon Fletcher (10 straight games).
- At the pace he is on, Miller is on track to record 58 tackles and16.0 sacks this season, which would be one short of the team’s all-time record for sacks in a single season (Elvis Dumervil, 2009).
It’s safe to say that Miller is definitely in good company. We’re looking forward to watching the rest of his historic rookie season.