The Buffalo Bills are hoping that Von Miller can return to form this season. After tearing his ACL last season, the Bills’ pass rush wasn’t the same, and had trouble getting after the quarterback. It seems they will have to wait a little longer for Miller to make his 2023 debut. The team made the decision to keep Miller on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list at the beginning of the season.
Buffalo Bills Von Miller To Begin Season On PUP
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler, the team will not remove him from the list before the deadline today. This means at minimum he will miss the first four games of the season including games against the Jets and Dolphins. This is not what Bills fans wanted to hear to start the season. While it is important that Miller is healthy for the long run, not having him at the start of the season may make the end of the season more difficult. It is going to be vital for teams in the AFC including the Bills to get off to a good start given the heavy competition in the conferences.
Concern About The Bills Defense?
There is no concern about Josh Allen. In fact, the offense in general seems pretty set. James Cook is entering his second year and Stefon Diggs remains one of the best receivers in the NFL. The defense is where a lot of people are concerned. It is an aging group and a unit that lost some pieces in free agency. With Miller, others will have to step on to pressure the quarterback. If every game is a shootout, it could lead to Allen forcing the ball into tight windows and leading to more mistakes.
Hopefully for the Buffalo Bills Von Miller will be back soon. If he only misses four games that should minimize the impact. If he has to miss more time, it could have a drastic effect on the 2023 season.