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Miller eyeing GM career: 'I know what a winning football team looks like'

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Buffalo Bills pass-rusher Von Miller is using his free time this offseason to start preparing for a potential future career as an NFL general manager.

Miller made the trip to Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine, where he plans to gain as much knowledge as he can about becoming a general manager one day.

"It's what I want to do," Miller told Mike Klis of 9News. "I don't have any experience. I know what a great football team looks like. I know what a winning football team looks like. A great staff, great equipment guys, great athletic trainers. I know what that looks like, I know what it takes to build those teams, but that's it.

"So, I'm here to meet with guys, for the guys to give me instructions on what to do with my right foot next, and what to do with my left foot next. And make the first steps to making this happen."

The 33-year-old said he was inspired by Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, who drafted him No. 2 overall in 2011. Elway played 16 seasons with the Broncos before eventually joining the team's front office.

"To see a former player come back in the league and be a GM and win a Super Bowl as a player and win a Super Bowl as a GM? Oh my gosh. That's where the dream really started," Miller said. "John Elway won a Super Bowl on the field and off the field. He's the GOAT."

Miller is coming off his first season with the Bills after signing a six-year, $120-million deal in free agency. He registered eight sacks and 12 quarterback hits in 11 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

Miller eyeing GM career: 'I know what a winning football team looks like'
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