When the Buffalo Bills made a huge splash in the 2022 offseason by signing future Hall of Fame edge rusher Von Miller, who had just come off his second super bowl victory with the Los Angeles Rams, the Bills seemed like everything was finally set in place to finally get the Bills onto the biggest stage and raise the Lombardi trophy for the first time in franchise history.
The Bills had all of the necessary pieces beforehand (quarterback, star receiver, franchise left tackle) and then they added a closer edge rusher who has made a huge impact on the game since being drafted in 2011. Things were looking up for the Bills…until it came crashing down.
On Thanksgiving of last season, the Bills were playing against the Detroit Lions when the worst thing that could happen, did happen. Miller’s season came to an abrupt end when he went down with a knee injury, in which he was carted off and later confirmed that Miller tore his ACL. With this, Miller’s 2022 season was over and the Bills were thin at edge rusher. However, the Bills did not lose a single game after that matchup up until the divisional round game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Now that Week 1 is almost around the corner, Miller has been rehabbing his knee and seems to feel confident that he will be ready for Week 1. Per Tom Pelissero, Bills general manager Brandon Beane has said that there could be a possibility of Miller suiting up for their Week 1 game against the New York Jets.
Even though the confidence is high and it would be great to see Miller back on the defense sooner than expected, here are three reasons why Miller should not rush back for his season debut.