Buffalo Bills’ $120 Million Splash Purchase Is The NFL’s Michael Jordan: “He Can Be At That Level In Year 12”

Published 07/30/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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It is impressive to see an athlete admire their co-athlete. And it’s even better when the athlete gets correlated to a legend. Dion Dawkins, the offensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills, has high praises for the veteran linebacker, Von Miller. Along with this, Dawkins also compared the two-times Super Bowl champion to the NBA legend Michael Jordan.

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Through the first four days of the training camp at St. John Fisher University, Dawkins has been going up against the new defensive end, Miller, as they strive to make their defensive line brilliant. Miller’s prowess over the game simply left the Shnowman stunned!

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Dion Dawkins compares Von Miller to the NBA legend, Michael Jordan

Von Miller signed a six-year deal with the Buffalo Bills for $120 million. Given the praises Dawkins has been directing towards the Super Bowl champion, it seems like the money was well spent. The tremendously skilled linebacker brings with him years of experience, expertise, and various titles. Some of them were Super Bowl, Pro Bowl appearances, and All-American honors to his new team.

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Getting compared to Air Jordan is a huge deal. It is a well-known fact that the legend has never once scored under 20 points in a Finals game! Dawkins, in an interview to NewYorkUpstate said, “That is amazing that he can be at that level in year 12. That’s different stuff. That’s like Michael Jordan stuff. Like you’re just a different type of person and Von is truly that.” Miller is agile, just like the NBA star who took decisions quickly.

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The comparison to great athletes of the linebacker does not end here. Dawkins compares Miller to former Bills DE, Jerry Hughes, who had 53 sacks through his nine seasons with Buffalo. While comparing to Hughes, Dawkins says, “I’ve never played anybody like that. I thought Jerry [Hughes] was damn, like Jerry’s like grown, and old and still good. But Von is like Jerry times four.” 

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The new addition has amazed his teammates by displaying his great sense of knowledge and practice in the game. Miller has won the Super Bowl championship twice with two different teams previously. Next season Von Miller is planning to make a run for the Lombardi again, this time with the Bills.

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Neha Joshi

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Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National, Mumbai.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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