Von Miller put forth his best all-around performance to date last Thursday against the Jets and the NFL took notice.
After recording a career-high 10 tackles, 3.5 stops for loss and 1.5 sacks in the 17-13 win vs. the Jets, the Broncos rookie linebacker has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Miller — the No. 2 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft -– is the first Bronco to win the award since cornerback Champ Bailey was honored in 2009. He’s also the first rookie to win the award since Texans linebacker Brian Cushing in 2009.
Miller has been wreaking havoc in pass-rush situations all season and currently leads all rookies in sacks with his team-leading 9.5. He has also tallied 14 tackles for loss and 48 total tackles.