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Von Miller wants to remain with Broncos “forever” despite team’s struggles of last two years

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Broncos linebacker Von Miller has seen the kind of production Khalil Mack and others have accomplished under the direction of new coach Vic Fangio.

Elite pass rushers pile up sacks in Fangio’s system, which has Miller’s attention.

“He’s a great coach,” Miller said Thursday following the AFC Pro Bowl team’s walk-through. “He’s coached a lot of my buddies.”

Miller was in attendance earlier this month when Fangio was introduced as Vance Joseph’s replacement.

“I do really believe as good as Von has played, he can play even better,” Fangio said.

Miller’s response?

“You want a coach that’s trying to improve you,” he said. “I’m looking forward to that opportunity.”

Miller, who recently received a text message from Fangio, has an all-in buy-in to play for Fangio. But for how long?

They won’t say it, but the Broncos should be looking at their current predicament and think, “Rebuild.” Back-to-back seasons of 5-11 and 6-10 confirm there is not an easy/quick fix even with sweeping roster changes. Miller was asked by The Denver Post if he envisions himself in anything but a Broncos uniform during the second half of his career.

“It’s like being in a relationship or being married and saying, ‘Do you ever see yourself with somebody else?’” Miller said. “I’m fully committed with the Denver Broncos and the marriage I have with them.

“I want to be a Bronco for life. Forever.”

That comment should be embraced by a Broncos fan base here that included several who lined the field wearing Miller’s No. 58 jersey and urged him to autograph handmade signs (which he did).

Asking Miller about his future is justified considering the state of the Broncos. Some veterans with a Super Bowl ring and a sensational resume might balk after consecutive dismal seasons. But Miller undoubtedly understands the weight of his words. He doesn’t speak for the locker room, but the locker room listens to him speak.

Miller likes the idea of Fangio, most recently the defensive coordinator in Chicago, continuing to call the defensive plays.

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