The Broncos are 6-0 after beating the Jaguars on Sunday, a record that makes it easy to forget that they have played those six games without star linebacker Von Miller.
Miller’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy has come to an end and the linebacker says that the last six weeks have gone by a lot more quickly for the rest of the team than they have for him.
“It hasn’t gone by fast, though,” Miller said in an interview with Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “A lot of people have said it went by fast. It hasn’t. It wasn’t easy. And I don’t want to get away from that. I want to stay with that focus that it’s not easy.”
Miller said he is “working hard” to regain the trust of fans and those in the Broncos organization and that having football taken away from him has made it mean more to him now that he’s back. As far as his conditioning, Miller says he can “move like a wildcat” and is in the best shape of his life.
The Broncos will get a chance to judge that for themselves this week and determine what role Miller will be playing in the coming weeks. If he’s as prepared as he says, it should be a sizable one and a 6-0 team will be looking even better than they have to this point in the season.