Brief, disruptive appearance all Broncos need to see from Von Miller

Five minutes. One sack dance.

That sums up the 2017 preseason stat line of Von Miller. It’s all the Broncos needed to see from their all-pro pass rusher.

Miller made his preseason debut Saturday night and didn’t need much time to make his disruptive presence felt. With the Packers facing a third-and-7 at the Denver 23-yard line, Miller spun inside of right tackle Jason Spriggs and beat the help from the interior of the Green Bay offensive line to sack Aaron Rodgers. The play forced the Packers to settle for a 52-yard field goal by Mason Crosby.

Miller celebrated the sack with a slow sway of his hips. He watched the rest of the game from the sideline with an orange baseball cap on his head, his lone action of the preseason reaching a quick end after two series.

The quick-strike play of Miller was a reminder of the destructive nature possessed by one of the game’s premier pass rushers, one who is roaring into his prime. Miller, who finished a vote shy of winning defensive player of the year honors in 2016, showed up to training camp at the end of July somehow appearing bigger, faster and stronger than the player who has tortured quarterbacks during his first six NFL seasons.