Von Miller has heard from plenty of big names since his coronavirus diagnosis.
Miller said he has heard from former coaches Vic Fangio and Gary Kubiak and ex-teammate Peyton Manning since he tested positive for COVID-19. He has also heard from wrestling legend Ric Flair, who reached out upon receiving word of Miller’s diagnosis.
“I talked to Coach Fangio,” Miller said. “I talked to Coach ‘Kub.’ I talked to Peyton. I talked to Ric Flair. That was crazy, with this virus being so unfortunate, to have everybody hitting me up. It really did lift my spirits. I wasn’t expecting to hear from anybody. But to hear from all the people I did, it sure does feel good to hear from coaches, teammates, celebrities, family members, my mom, my dad. It definitely feels good, and it definitely lifts my spirits.”
Flair has had health scares in the past, so he knows what it’s like to get support. Still, it’s not one of the first names you’d expect to hear associated with Miller, even in a time like this. It’s a pretty neat gesture regardless.