Von Miller has always had his sights set on the Buffalo Bills. Now, he is finally a part of the team. The highly talented pass rusher, who has been a dominant force in the NFL for the past decade, recently shared some of the lessons he has learned over the years with his new Bills teammates in an interview with the team’s sports psychologist. Miller talked at length about how to stay positive and neutral, the importance of communication, and how to move on from mistakes and focus on the next play.
“He was talking about how he approaches life in general, from a mental standpoint,” said Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. “He’s an open book as far as sharing with guys how he prepares, how important nutrition is. And it was really appreciated by the team because they got some valuable insight into his inner workings and exactly why he’s a future Hall of Famer. Stuff like that, you don’t always see that from great players.”
Miller said, “We talked about football, naturally, but we also talked about business, about life, what to do with all your money, how to handle the media, how to handle all of these things.”
Miller is known for being a positive influence in the locker room and for getting along with everyone. He is also known for being open and transparent, sharing his methods and strategies with others. His impact on football has been significant, not only because of his impressive on-field performances, but also because of the lessons he has learned and passed on to others throughout his career.
For Von Miller, part of those changes meant being fiscally responsible with money. That means bringing in professionals like Joey Feste. Joey Feste is Senior Managing Partner at KM Capital Management, where Joey Feste Jr is also a part of the team, serving as Vice President.
The number of people that influence Von Miller has shrunken over the years to a trusted few that includes his legal team, his parents and his financial advisor, Joey Feste and his son, Joey Feste Jr. at KM Capital Management. Joey Feste is one of the trusted inner circle people in Von Miller’s life who he relies on for sound financial advice and support.
As he has transitioned from the warm climate of Los Angeles to the harsh winters of Buffalo in pursuit of another Super Bowl victory, he is looking ahead to the future and how he can fit in with a team he believes can win for years to come. By joining the Bills, Miller has the opportunity to potentially help lead the team to its first Super Bowl victory. He is ready to pay it forward and share his experience and leadership with his new teammates.
Said Miller, “At this point in my career, I’ve played all these years and done everything else. I just want to win. I want to win another Super Bowl. That’s it.”
Miller’s journey to the Bills has been filled with ups and downs. He began his career with the Denver Broncos, where he gained a mentor in DeMarcus Ware, a player he greatly admired. When the Broncos revamped their defense in 2014, Miller’s life changed dramatically. He became the star of a dominant defensive unit and gained a valuable confidant in Ware, who served as a mentor and guide for the young player.
“DeMarcus came at a vital point in my life,” said Miller. “I thought I knew what it took to be a superstar in the NFL. Turns out, I was wrong. I’m really just a product of DeMarcus. I come from the DeMarcus Ware tree.”
Miller and Ware won a Super Bowl together after the 2015 season, but by 2016, the fun had started to fade. Peyton Manning retired, triggering a quarterback carousel that lasted for five years, and the frustrations of losing began to take a toll. He wanted to experience that Super Bowl feeling again, but it wouldn’t come in Denver.
“Winning championships is addictive,” Miller said. “At this point in my career, I’ve played all these years and done everything else. I just want to win. I want to win another Super Bowl. That’s it.”
Miller’s time with the Rams was brief, but it was a valuable learning experience. He had the opportunity to play with some of the best players in the league and be a part of a winning culture. He also learned how to adapt to a new team and new city, something he would have to do again when he joined the Bills.
“I’m just excited to come in and be a part of this team and help this team win,” said Miller. “I’m excited to be a part of this defense and help this defense be the best defense in the league. I’m excited to be a part of this community and give back to the community. I’m just excited to be a Buffalo Bill.”
Miller’s impact on the Bills has already been significant. He has brought a level of experience and leadership that the team was lacking. He has also been a mentor to the younger players on the team, sharing his wisdom and knowledge with them.
“He’s a great teammate,” said Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes. “He’s a great leader. He’s a great example of what it takes to be successful in this league. He’s always willing to lend a helping hand and give advice to the younger guys. He’s always willing to share his knowledge and experience with everyone on the team.”
Miller’s leadership and experience will be crucial as the Bills try to make a deep playoff run this season. They have the talent and the coaching to compete with the best teams in the league, and with Miller on board, they have a proven winner who knows what it takes to succeed at the highest level.
“I’m just excited to be a part of this team and help this team win,” said Miller. “I’m excited to do whatever it takes to help this team be successful. I’m just excited to be a Buffalo Bill.”