By Romi Bean

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– The wait is almost over for Von Miller – and for Broncos fans who’ve been waiting more than a year to see their favorite pass rusher wrecking opposing quarterbacks like no one else can.

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“Whenever you’re going through recovery and rehab, all you can think about is football. All you can think about is, ‘Man, I can’t wait to get back out there,” Von Miller said.

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Typically, an 11-year veteran wants nothing to do with the preseason, but after missing all of the 2020 season, Miller is actually rather excited for some preseason action.

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“Yeah, I’d like to sharpen the knife. I don’t know that I need to play all three preseason games for the whole game, but I do need to sharpen the knife. There’s no doubt about that,” Miller said. “I haven’t played in over a year. It’ll just be good to get back into the groove again and just go through the whole pregame and knock the cobwebs off. Even though it’s just a figure of speech and there are no cobwebs, I still feel young and ready to go.”

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While there’s little benefit to sustaining a season-ending injury, there’s always a silver lining if you look hard enough. For Von Miller, it’s perspective.

“This last year has definitely taught me a lot about patience, controlling what I can control, just staying in the moment and enjoying my life and enjoying my football career while I have it.”

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There’s a chance Miller won’t play in the Broncos first preseason game on Saturday. He is expecting his son to be born any day now – and if that day comes before or on Saturday, then we will have to wait another week to see 58 back on the field.

Romi Bean