Von Miller prides himself on watching the NFL's best, so it should come as no surprise that he's well-versed in Khalil Mack's work.
“We both get to that quarterback," Miller said on a Thursday conference call. "Khalil’s a whole different body type. He’s super strong, he’s just a beast. He’s just a beast out there. He’s way stronger than me. He’s just a beast. He’s a generational talent."
The two were in the AFC West together for four seasons (2014-2017), and while Miller had always appreciated Macks' greatness, it wasn't exactly happening in real time. The in-game thoughts were a bit more panicked.
“Don’t let him get a sack. Please don’t let him get a sack," he said. "He’s a great player, I know Khalil, he’s a friend of mine. He’s a great talent. There’s not too much you can do throughout a whole game ... he’s going to find a way to impact the game. You just can’t let those plays lose the game for you.”
Sunday will be the first time they've been on the same field since Mack's trade, and the Broncos (0-1) will look to get Vic Fangio his first win against his former employer. The Bears' offense will be looking to make a statement after last week's three-point performance, and Miller mentioned how an offense with the likes of Tarik Cohen, Allen Robinson, and (maybe) Trey Burton probably won't be held out of the end zone again.
"They’ve got way more in them," he said. "So I don’t think we can just go in there and say we’re going to play the same way as the Green Bay Packers played. Every game is different.”