Latest on Von Miller contract; signs of decline?

Von Miller signs deal with the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills found their pass rusher.

And Von Miller is heading to Orchard Park.

Where does Miller rank among the leagues, pass rushers?

He was an integral part of the Rams playoff run.

But a look into his performance in 2021 doesn’t put him among the league’s elite anymore.

Miller was 19th in sacks, alongside Rashan Gary.

His 30 pressures ranked 31st in the league, while his 12 hurries was 41st – behind situational rushers such as Houston’s Jacob Martin and Jacksonville’s Dawuane Smoot.

As a Ram, Miller had 5 sacks and 14 pressures in eight games, compared to 4 1/2 sacks and 16 pressures during the first half of the year with the Broncos, according to Pro Football Reference.

In Buffalo, Miller will have a strong supporting cast – an already imposing defense around him that includes Micah Hyde, Tre’Davious White and second year defensive end Gregory Rousseau.

Will it be enough for Buffalo to make its first Super Bowl appearance since the early 1990s?  Time will tell.

Contract details

The Pro Bowler’s price tag was a high one.

The full deal is for six years and $120 million if the 33-year old played out the length of the contract.

He’ll get $34.5 million guaranteed at signing and $51.5 million over the life of the contract, Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night.