AFC Notes: Von Miller, Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders


In a wide-ranging interview with 9 News’ Mike Klis, Broncos OLB Von Miller said he plans to play “five-to-seven” more years in the NFL. Miller was asked about the longevity of his career and he’s looking to play long after his current contract with the Broncos, which ends after this season.

I’ve got a son,” Miller said. “He’ll be here in about three or four weeks. I definitely want him to be able to see me play. That’s going to take about 5 to 7 years. That’s what I have on my heart, that’s what I have on my mind, another 5 to 7 years. Whatever God will give me, I’m going to take it.

Miller suffered an ankle injury six days prior to the season opener last year.  He believes his rehab is progressing well but admits that he is still not quite 100 percent.

I’m feeling good. My ankle is about 94 percent. The 6 percent I got to get I got to get rushing the passer in practice with pads on, leaning on guys, guys leaning on me. I haven’t rushed the passer in over year. Haven’t played in a game in longer than that.


Like his teammate, TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is still reeling from a Super Bowl loss at the hands of Tampa Bay that ended their season in a negative fashion.

Hill also shares Kelce’s idea that the team will be making it back to the Super Bowl in 2021.

“Man, you know what, man?” Hill told “I’ve been grinding my tail off ever since that loss. I feel like we were kind of embarrassed on national TV during the biggest game, you know, in the last game of the year. We definitely don’t want to go down that route again. We’ll be back.”


New Raiders RB Kenyan Drake has been very impressed with what he’s seen out of Raiders QB Derek Carr in his short time with the team so far. 

“He’s just very cerebral. Like I said, it’s not taking anything away from the other guys that I’ve played with, but he has the ability to kind of be the OC or the coach on the field,” Drake said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Obviously that’s what you look for with any quarterback in general, but with him being the longest-tenured Raider and having that kind of connection that he has with Gruden, it’s kind of crazy. When we’re in meetings, literally any question that Gruden asks him, it comes like second nature to him. He just has the ability to kind of spit off anything that Gruden wants him to do, and Gruden’s always really talking about how there’s something, a look that’s on the field, he gives Carr the options, 2-3 plays deep within the play to get to the best play that’s going to give us success.”

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