Who Will Be the NFL’s Next Truly Dominant Pass-Rusher?

July 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It pays to be good at rushing the passer in today's NFL.
Von Miller of the Denver Broncos is arguably the best player in the NFL at doing so standing up. He's the NFL's preeminent outside linebacker. And as ESPN reported last week, Miller parlayed that status into a six-year, $114.5 million contract that makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
When it comes to getting after it with your hand in the dirt, there's no question it's J.J. Watt's world, and every other defensive lineman is just living in it. The Houston Texans defensive end is well-paid to do what he does, to the tune of over $16 million a season.
It's simple. Teams lucky enough to have a Watt or Miller will do just about anything to keep them. Teams without will do just about anything to get one.
Just ask Olivier Vernon's agent—if you can get him to stop laughing, that is.
Teams are always in search of a dominant defensive force. But some teams already have such a gem on th...

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