DeMarcus Ware was one of the marquee free-agent signings after an unceremonious releasing from the Dallas Cowboys, but their loss is the gain of the Denver Broncos who signed him to a three-year deal, and also Von Miller according to Dan Pompei of The Bleacher Report.
“Peyton Manning wasn’t the only player who helped attract DeMarcus Ware to the Broncos. Ware also is very excited about playing across from Von Miller. People who know Ware say he thinks he and Miller will have a mutually beneficial relationship because pass protectors won’t be able to gang up on both of them at the same time. He also is friendly with Miller, who grew up in Dallas, and he is looking forward to spending time with the young pass-rusher and helping to settle him.”
Miller looked poised for a decade of dominance after the Broncos took him second overall in the draft out of Texas A&M three years ago, but last season was a miserable one for Miller who had legal trouble, was suspended for the first six games and lastly suffered a torn ACL late in the year.
When Miller comes back he will have help opposite him in the form of Ware which he didn’t have last year after the team lost Elvis Dumervil in free agency, and Ware gets the most accomplished pass-rusher opposite him in his NFL career.
No disrespect to Anthony Spencer but he does not strike fear into offensive tackles like Miller who is the rare player who can single-handedly take over a game from the strongside linebacker position.
The last part of Pompei’s quote is about settling Miller who needs to show maturity off the field to fulfill his potential and have a career like Ware has had. This is a win-win situation for Ware, Miller and could result in a Super Bowl win next February.