Broncos’ Von Miller discusses how MMA training has helped his offseason training
Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller is adding another weapon to his arsenal: MMA.
Miller joins fellow pass rusher Derek Wolfe and 10 other teammates at the Factory X Muay Thai in Englewood, Colorado.
“The first day was just me and Derek and we were like, ‘Bro, this is super dope,'” Miller told The Athletic. “We were working our hands, working combinations and really we get cardio out of it, keep going and going and going for a whole hour. It’s a really good cardio workout. I’ve boxed before, but not like this.”
Since coming into the league in 2011, Miller has had seven out of eight seasons with 10 sacks or more. Miller is also a seven-time Pro-Bowler, three-time All-Pro, and Super Bowl Champion.
The Broncos added more firepower to their pass rush last season with fifth overall pick Bradley Chubb, Chubb finished 2018 with 12 sacks.
Denver was tied for eighth most sacks last season with 44.
Denver goes into the 2019 season with a new head coach in former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who looks to bring Denver’s defense back to its Super Bowl-winning form.
Denver resigned cornerback Chris Harris and added Noah Fant and Drew Lock in the draft.
With MMA popular among Broncos players, sooner or later there could be a specific practice for all players thanks for Derek Wolfe and Von Miller.