Von Miller takes on Broncos choreographer role after NFL rule change


Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s resume probably reads something like this:

» 2015 Super Bowl MVP

» Three-time First-Team All-Pro

» 2011 NFL Rookie of the Year

» Second overall draft pick out of Texas A&M

» Proficient in sacking opposing quarterbacks

» Excels at post-sack celebrations

Oh, and that whole “Dancing with the Stars” contestant thing last summer.

With the NFL relaxing rules on celebrations Tuesday — with NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell saying the league saw “interest in liberalizing and allowing the players a little more freedom to express their joy” — Miller could be up for a new position with the Broncos: gridiron choreographer.

After Denver’s second day of OTAs Wednesday, Miller said “it’s a wonderful thing” that the league loosened its grip on end zone exultation, and with that, he joked that hiring a choreographer for the team in order.

“We have to get a choreographer in here now to for us to really take advantage of the opportunity we have,” Miller said, with a laugh. “We have this opportunity; we should really — the entire National Football League will not be able to take advantage of it. But the 5 percent who do take advantage of it, it could be big.

“It could be big for our sport. I’m pleased. I’m happy with it.”

Miller implored to think about the possibilities, like a “Temptations” routine with five offensive linemen. There’s “nothing better” than when the big fellas celebrate, he said.

“It’s like a big dancing bear. It’s nothing better than that. You have the little guys that dance and whip around and stuff. But, it may not be as exciting as the big guys dancing around after a big play,” Miller said.

Alas, Miller said he probably wouldn’t pitch the idea of a Broncos staff choreographer to general manager John Elway, with him being pretty busy with building a team that can get Denver back to the playoffs.

“He’s got so many other things to focus on. I can handle the choreography of touchdowns and celebrations. It will be good. I’m pretty excited about it.”

Follow digital content producer Johnny Hart on Twitter: @JohnnyHart7.


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