The Buffalo Bills made a serious splash this offseason, signing all-time sacks leader Von Miller to a lucrative deal and it appears one of their former defensive stars played a key role in the move.

Hall of Famer and Bills legend Bruce Smith recently revealed to TMZ Sports that he had an internal discussion with head coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane, convincing them to pursue Miller to bolster their defense:

“I told them,” Smith said, “I said, ‘Look, this is the guy we need rushing the quarterback.'”

“His body of work speaks for itself,” Smith said. “And that's what you have to focus on.”

Miller played a massive role for the Rams in 2021 as they won the Super Bowl and the opportunity to come to a promising team like the Bills was too good to pass up for the ex-Bronco. Plus, Buffalo also signed him to a six-year contract which means they have an absolute bruiser who will be wreaking havoc in 2022.

“I'm happy and very glad that we got him and nobody else did,” Smith said, “because he's going to be a pain in the ass for somebody in the coming season.”

In 15 games last season with LA and Denver, the new Bills star racked up 9.5 sacks and 50 total tackles. The Bills' pass rush is surely going to be feared now. Thankfully McDermott and Beane listened to Smith. It should definitely turn out to be the right move.