Von Miller got after it on the field of Levi's Stadium this past Sunday in Santa Clara, California for Super Bowl 50. So much so, in fact, that he disrupted Cam Newton's vaunted offense while doing enough to earn Super Bowl MVP honors in the process.
But it's what he did off the field, mere hours after his win, that I think he should be applauded for even more than just making things hard on Newton and the Panthers.
Check out this post he put up on Instagram that shows he cares about Johnny Manziel, a troubled man who Miller knows well from their shared alma mater, Texas A&M.
That's the key to life as well as sports, in all honesty. I like that he said "2yrs ago they counted me out, 2yrs frm now you can do the same!!" He clearly truly cares about Manziel and wants to see him thrive.
That's a real friend.
Here's Manziel's reply, which I think was classy in its own right...
Von Miller didn't just take to IG to show his support. He said the following to TV cameras after the win...
"Hey, Johnny Man, I know it's a hard time. I've been in the same situation. I'm here with you, buddy. Keep grinding, and you, too, can be here in two more years. I love you."
Miller refered to his six-game suspension in 2013 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Manziel is the subject of a Dallas police investigation into a complaint filed by Colleen Crowley that he assaulted her the evening of Jan. 29.
Manziel said the assault "did not happen", and he is innocent until proven guilty.
What do you think?
Will Johnny Manziel ever make it as a quarterback in the NFL?