AFC Notes: Von Miller, Broncos, Browns, Ravens


In a wide-ranging interview with 9 News’ Mike Klis, Broncos OLB Von Miller said he believes the 2021 Broncos are the best team he’s been a part of “in a long time.” 

That’s just part of the game,” Miller said. “We’ve dealt with all type of things coming up to this point. This is the best team we’ve been able to field in a long time. The offense is going to be ridiculous. We’ve got Courtland, Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, Albert O – I don’t want to go through the whole thing — Melvin Gordon and all these other big-time guys. The defense is just as stacked.”

Miller also expressed confidence in the Broncos front office’s efforts to continue to build the roster and add whatever final pieces might be needed to contend for a Super Bowl — including potentially a trade for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Even if Denver doesn’t swing that kind of trade, Miller has faith that either Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater can be successful at quarterback for the Broncos. 

First and foremost, I’m comfortable with Drew, I’m comfortable with Teddy. G.P. (GM George Paton) and (Team President) John Elway, if A-Rod is out there for us to get him, those are the two guys to have on the job.

“John Elway, he’s done a great job of working the big-time guys before — Peyton and DeMarcus and Aqib — all these other guys. So if there’s a guy to be had, G.P. and John Elway are the two to put on it, if it can be done. If it can’t, I’m comfortable with Drew and Teddy. They’ve impressed the hell out of me, and impressed the hell out of everybody during OTAs. So I’m super excited for those guys. Another year for Drew Lock, I think this will be the time for him to turn it on. So either way we go, it’s looking bright for us.”


Browns first-round CB Greg Newsome says he has confidence in his skills and is currently looking forward to solidifying his spot with Cleveland.

“I just wanted to be challenged,” Newsome said, via “In Illinois, I had my spot solidified. At IMG, it made me compete even more. It allowed me to compete with the best of the best, and I just wanted to be the best player I could be going into college all the way. My confidence comes from my skills. It’s just something I’ve developed over the years, just always believing I’m the best whenever you step onto the field. I know a lot of first-round picks in the past feel like they’ve made it. I don’t feel like I’ve made anything yet.”


Ravens DT Brandon Williams was asked about teammate DL Derek Wolfe and told the media that the two have a strong bond.

“Man, he’s a baller. Like I’ve always said, he’s … Shoot, he’s balling more than most of us,” Williams said, via “That dude, he’s always out there, [and] he’s always grinding. When his name is called, he’s always going to show up. I love the guy. He’s literally staying at my house right now. (laughter) So, we have a great bond. We want to continue to bring the whole unit [together] like that and make it one huge cohesive unit.”

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