Von Miller hasn’t played a game since November of 2022. His hope is to take the field in London when the Bills play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET. “I don’t know if the fans can expect to see me yet, but if I was a betting man I would say yeah, you can expect to see Von Miller in London,” Miller said in Tuesday’s edition of The Von Cast, via B/R Gridiron.
Miller is determined to play this week but acknowledges it won’t be easy. “It’s still not a promise that I play in this game,” Miller said. “I want to play in this game. I gotta practice tomorrow and I only get one padded practice. So obviously I got out there and I look amazing with this padded practice.
“Because the difference is in training camp you get multiple padded practices to kinda like figure your game out. I just get one padded practice tomorrow and then we have a shells practice on Thursday and then we fly to London on Thursday night. I really don’t have all the time in the world to like figure it out. So hopefully I look amazing tomorrow. I feel really strongly that I will.”
Von Miller’s London Ambitions
Miller’s journey back to the field began after a torn ACL ended his 2022 season. Head coach Sean McDermott announced that Miller would return to practice this week. Once a PUP (physically unable to perform) player resumes practicing, the club has three weeks to decide whether to activate him to the 53-man roster.
NFL Network’s Stacey Dales reported on Tuesday that the Bills will take Miller’s availability day by day and make a decision on his status by the end of the week. The 34-year-old Miller very much looked like his old havoc-wreaking self in his first 11 games with Buffalo, registering eight sacks and bolstering the Bills’ pass rush.
A two-time Super Bowl winner, a former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, and a three-time All-Pro, Miller has had a parade of honors and accolades in his 12-year career. However, he’s never played a game in London and he’d very much like to check that off his career bucket list. “Who knows how many chances I’ll get to play in London, so I want this to happen,” Miller said.