Von Miller wants to beat Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on Sunday, but the Buffalo Bills pass-rusher says Jackson deserves a big victory off the field.
Miller said Jackson has earned a record-setting contract extension because he does whatever it takes to win games.
"And that's why he should be the highest-paid player in the NFL, and that's why he should have the biggest contract out of all the quarterbacks,” Miller said. “He’s done everything he can possibly do to put himself in a great situation for that.”
Miller and Jackson collide at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, CBS) in one of the biggest games of Week 4.
Jackson is playing under his fifth-year option after he turned down the Ravens’ offers for an extension before the start of the regular season. The sides have suspended contract negotiations until after the season.
Betting on himself, Jackson is off to a historic start. He is the first player since the NFL/AFL merger in 1970 to rank in the top five in both touchdown passes and rushing yards through the first three weeks of a season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Jackson leads the league with 10 touchdown passes and ranks fifth with 243 rushing yards.