The Buffalo Bills have signed a free agent defensive stud who already possess two Super Bowl rings and a Super Bowl MVP award.
Von Miller, now 32, will be playing linebacker for the Bills in 2022, bringing a pedigree of outstanding play and leadership that fans hope will push Sean McDermott's squad over the hump. Miller lifted the Lombardi Trophy in February with the Rams, having been traded to Los Angeles mid-season after spending nearly a decade in Denver.
Miller was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in his debut season with Broncos (2011), the first of many accolades he continues to pile up. He's a three-time All-Pro First team, a four-time All-Pro Second-team, an eight-time Pro-Bowler, and was selected for the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. There's a Hall of Fame jacket waiting for him in Canton, OH with his name on it.
The Bills, meanwhile, seem to need that extra something to get them back to the promised land. Despite the incredible offensive leadership and ability of Josh Allen, Buffalo hasn't been able to snap their Super Bowl drought. It's now been 28 seasons.
But, head coach Sean McDermott has gotten them close.
The Bills came up a game short, losing the AFC Championship game in Kansas City two season ago, 38-24, and came up on the short-end in one of the greatest NFL Playoff games in history - on the road to the Chiefs again this past season - dropping that incredible back-and-forth battle to Patrick Mahomes and company, 42-36, in overtime.
If Miller still has the ability to be the on-field defensive leader he's been for the first decade of his career, he could very well be the difference-maker that pushes Buffalo back to the Super Bowl.
2021 World Series Artifacts Will Live in Cooperstown at Baseball Hall of Fame
Artifacts from the 2021 World Series that featured the Atlanta Braves' first championship since 1995, made their way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night in Houston, clinching the World Series in game 6, 4 games to 2.
The baseball artifacts were on display in Albany at the Albany Airport baggage claim area on Wednesday, before making the trip to Cooperstown.
Here are 9 now historic artifacts from the series that will forever live at the Hall of Fame.
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