To start off, I know I’ll have people who disagree, but I’m going to make the case and it’ll be hard to argue. I know Von Miller won Super Bowl MVP in 2015 and seemed to dominate in the post season, but what Miller did in the post season, Mack did basically all regular season.
Some might argue to look at how far each team went, but the supporting cast has nothing to do with comparing two men.
My first case is that Khalil Mack is more versatile. He regularly switched from linebacker to defensive end and back. The Raiders can’t even decide where to play this man because of the fact that he’s elite at both positions.
Von Miller is a set in stone linebacker and if he tried to move to defensive end, this debate would likely be over.
My second case is stats. Mack had more total tackles than Von Miller, more sacks, more passes defended, and less forced fumbles, they all played every regular season game. All the stats I listed are notable for linebackers and players who are mostly pass rushers like Miller and Mack.
The only one Miller beat Mack in this season was forced fumbles. The numbers are in Macks favor too.
Let’s not forget that Mack is two years younger, and common sense says Miller will retire first unless Mack gets a serious injury or retires early.
This has nothing to do skill though, does it? But it’s a part of my case, Khalil Mack is the better player to have overall. Skillwise and in the long run. Comment your thoughts rather you agree or not, make your case heard.