Former Texas A&M football LB Von Miller is back in the Super Bowl for the first time since winning Super Bowl MVP in 2016
The Texas A&M football team was well-represented in the AFC and NFC Championship games with four players making appearances. Unfortunately, three of the four Aggies aren’t the type of players who will be making an impact on every play. The other one, however, is one of the greatest defensive players in NFL Playoff history.
That player is Von Miller.
Miller isn’t the player he used to be — at age 32 at the linebacker spot, it’s only natural to see your career tail off. Still, Miller is a vital part of a strong Rams defense that has made its way to the Super Bowl this season.
Former Texas A&M football LB Von Miller won’t win Super Bowl MVP again but his impact will be felt
Again, I won’t sit here and pretend like Von Miller has any chance of winning another Super Bowl MVP award. To answer the question — he won’t win Super Bowl MVP.
It’s technically possible but at this point, he’s not even the best player on the Rams’ defense. With guys like Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, LA’s defense is completely stacked. Miller is still a great player but he’s out of his prime.
That said, Miller won’t let this one be boring.
In his last Super Bowl appearance, the Aggie legend had arguably the most impactful defensive performance in the history of the Super Bowl’s existence. While he only recorded six tackles, the then-Denver Bronco finished the game with 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two quarterback hits, and a defended pass.
Don’t expect a repeat.
Miller’s presence was felt in the NFC Championship game, where he only recorded two tackles. One of those was a tackle for loss, while Miller also recorded a QB hit and was keeping Jimmy Garoppolo under pressure all night long. It was a quiet but strong game.
The linebacker’s primary value to the Rams this time around will be his Super Bowl experience — something that you won’t find much of on either of the rosters presented. I can guarantee you he won’t light up the stat sheet again, but he could play a huge part in another defensive player’s game.
Miller’s teammate in Aaron Donald seems like a likely candidate to join the very small list of defensive players who have won the Super Bowl MVP award.