Von Miller’s career is going to the birds, and he couldn’t be happier.
The Super Bowl 50 MVP has wanted to be a chicken farmer for a while now. As if the chicken drumstick tattoo he got shortly after being drafted didn’t make his love for poultry crystal clear, he detailed his big dreams to USA Today in 2013 and reaffirmed them while playing video games with Josh Norman and Conan O’Brien before Super Bowl 50.
And on Thursday, Miller stopped by ESPN’s Mike & Mike to talk about how his love of chickens began, and give an update on how his farm is progressing. Surprisingly, it’s all coming together rather quickly.
“Honestly, it started by taking an easy class at Texas A&M,” Miller said. “It started off by taking a basic meat production class. I took that class and, you know, I was interested, and I took another class and my interest started to build a little bit. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, and it was just something I could see myself doing. I finished that out and here I am today – I’m a chicken farmer.”
Miller is a visionary, too. Now a free agent, he’s biding his time until someone (probably the Broncos) offers him more money than he could ever wish for – which is definitely happening, by the way. Then, he’s going commercial with his chicken farm, and it will be fully equipped with live feeds and the healthiest little chickens you’ve ever seen in your life.
But until then, Miller and his chickens will continue being awesome buddies: “I only have 20-35 birds and they’re not really for eating,” he said. “They’re more like pets, those are my guys.”