Broncos linebacker Von Miller made another big hit on the NFL record books Sunday.
With his two take downs of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on the same drive in the second quarter. Miller became the fourth-fastest to reach 70 career sacks.
Miller managed the feat in just 83 games played.
NFL great Reggie White managed the feat in just 57 games, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt in 75. And former Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Derrick Thomas doing it in 82 games, with Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith also doing it in 83 games.
White has the second-most sacks in NFL history with 198. Which is also just two shy of all-time leader Bruce Smith (200).
Von Miller joins the elite sack company
Broncos linebacker Von Miller is also one of only two players in team history with 10 or more sacks in five seasons.
Miller needed a half of a sack going into Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and got it.
He chased down quarterback Alex Smith twice on the same drive in the second quarter to reach the milestone in the twelfth week of the 2016 season.
Miller added another sack later in the game, picking up three of the team’s six sacks on Smith.
Recent Broncos Ring of Fame inductee Simon Fletcher is the other player to accomplish the feat of 10 or more sacks in five years.
Fletcher played for the Broncos from 1985 to 1995, registering a team record 97.5 sacks.
He is only in his sixth season, currently with 72.5 sacks in his career.
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