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Von Miller earns 2017 season accolades from Pro Football Focus, ESPN

It's hard to overstate Von Miller's importance to the Denver Broncos.

The six-time Pro Bowler led the team in 2017 in sacks and tackles for loss with 10 and 17, respectively. He also had 23 quarterback hits, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and finished the season with 57 total tackles, fifth-most on the team.

In recognition of that kind of impact, Miller received a pair of honors from Pro Football Focus and ESPN. PFF named him an All-Pro as an edge defender, and ESPN named him their pick for team MVP.

In designating Miller as an All-Pro, PFF said that Miller led edge defenders in total pressures with 83 on the season. They also took note of Miller' proficiency as a run defender. By their metrics, Miller had 31 run stops and only three missed tackles.

Though Miller's sack totals took a small dip, his ability to affect opposing quarterbacks clearly did not, even when he faced multiple blockers on many plays.

As ESPN's Jeff Legwold wrote, "he earned every one of those against a wave of blockers consistently tipped his way."

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