Los Angeles Rams finalize a trade with the Denver Broncos. The Rams have traded two 2022 draft picks in exchange for Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller, per ESPN. The Rams will send the Broncos a second and a third-round pick in 2022.
The Broncos are forced to pay $9 million of Miller’s previous base salary for the remaining nine games throughout the regular season. Miller, a pillar of this franchise and community, hosted a Halloween party recently at Denver’s complex, Sunday night. According to reliable sources. On Monday morning. He took the initiative to express his farewells to his coaches and teammates.
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Von Miller’s Legacy as a Denver Bronco
Miller has earned the right to get his jersey retired as a Bronco. He was Hall of Famer quarterback John Elway’s first draft pick as the team’s general manager in 2011. Miller was in his final year of a six-year $114.5 million contract. He signed this huge deal shortly after winning the Super Bowl and becoming Super Bowl 50 MVP. Next season. Miller is set to become a free agent.
Veteran kicker Brandon McManus and Miller were the last two remaining players on the roster from Super Bowl 50.
Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, spoke recently with the media moments before Miller was traded. He emphasized that the deadline was approaching and that “several” teams expressed interest; however, he gave no specifics.
Fangio assured that he advised him to do what he needs to do, and their focus remains on coaching and winning with the current team. He emphasized that he hasn’t attempted to sway him in any particular direction.
Miller has the highest number of career sacks among active players, with 110.5 to his name. He is highly esteemed in team history, having achieved eight Pro Bowl selections, three first-team All-Pro selections, and inclusion in the all-decade team.
Miller’s Thoughts on the Matter
Ironically, Miller was asked this past week about the nearby trade deadline and the teams’ struggles. The Broncos started out winning their first three games and then continued to lose the last four. When asked about the losing streak here’s what Miller had to say:
“No, I can’t control any of that. I’m here with my teammates, and I genuinely love all of them, regardless of the outcome. That includes the coaches, equipment managers, and media personnel. I am committed to resolving the issue and working towards getting our team back on top. I aim to uphold the legacy of this franchise as a Denver Bronco player.”