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Denver Broncos Trade LB Von Miller to Los Angeles Rams for Picks
On Monday, November 1st, 2021 the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams conducted a blockbuster NFL trade agreement just prior to the National Football League’s 2021 trade deadline of 4:00 p. m. eastern time on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. The Denver Broncos traded the veteran linebacker who was named the Super Bowl 50 MVP and 8 – time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Von Miller, to the Los Angeles Rams. In exchange for Miller the Denver Broncos received both a second – round and third – round pick in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft from the Los Angeles Rams franchise.
According to sources this deal also requires the Denver Broncos to pay $9 million of Miller’s $9.7 million base salary for the present 2021 – 2022 NFL season. This is great news for the Los Angeles Rams as the Denver Broncos will cover the majority of Von’s salary for this NFL regular season which is just about half way over as the Los Angeles Rams have 9 regular season games remaining this year.
Von Miller’s Reaction to the Trade
Miller seemed to be blindsided by this trade, and he was extremely broken up as he was interviewed in the back seat of a SUV as he left the Denver Broncos’ practice facility on Monday, November 1st, 2021. Below are some of Miller’s extremely emotional comments to the sports media world just after he found out the news that he was traded from his beloved Denver Broncos to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday.
"It's still kind of hard to put into words. It's still kind of raw, but thank you, thank everybody, and off to L.A. It's still hard -- you can't really put it into words. Somebody told me once you want to make God laugh, then make plans. You've just got to keep going, keep taking it one day at a time. I've got a beautiful baby boy, had a lot of beautiful years here, lot of great memories, lot of great teammates, lot of great coaches, lot of great fans,'' says an emotional Von Miller.
Miller goes on to say, "Always have Super Bowl 50 -- seeing the pictures when I was walking out made me tear up. We always got Super Bowl 50, always got Broncos Country and got to keep going. When I said, 'Broncos for life,' I meant that -- it will always be in my heart. It was an honor and privilege to play here. John Elway picked me and it was life-changing."
"No, I can't really control any of that. I'm here with these guys and I love all these guys -- whether we lose or not. I can say that all these coaches, all these equipment managers, the media guys -- everybody. I genuinely love these guys. ... While I'm here, while my keycard still works, and while I'm a Denver Bronco, I'm going to continue to keep trying to fix it. I'm going to continue to try to do my part to put us back on the mountaintop. I'm going to continue to try to be the type of franchise that this franchise has been historically,'' Miller explained.
The New Look 2021 – 2022 Los Angeles Rams Team
Von is joining a Los Angeles rams team that has compiled an overall record of 7 and 1 throughout the 2021 – 2022 season of the National Football League. Miller will also immediately connect with unbelievable defensive players on his new squad including Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, and Leonard Floyd.
This is a very strong defensive unit to go along with the Los Angeles Rams’ head coach, Sean McVay’s, high – powered and explosive offensive unit. The Los Angeles Rams are looking primed to make their way towards Super Bowl LVI. If you did not know this year’s Super Bowl LVI will be hosted by the Los Angeles Rams’ multi – billion – dollar home football palace of Sofi Stadium located in Inglewood, California.
The Landscape of the Highly – Contested NFC
I know it is a little bit too early to tell, but the Los Angeles Rams look like one of the best teams in the NFC if not the best team in the NFC along with other offensive powerhouse NFL franchises in the NFC such as the Green Bay Packers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Dallas Cowboys and of course the defending Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by Tom Brady at quarterback.
Sports Betting Tips Regarding the Los Angeles Rams
For all you sports bettors out there look to see the how the Los Angeles Rams match – up against their remaining 2021 – 2022 NFL regular season opponents as they should be covering spreads throughout the rest of this year’s regular season and even early on in the 2021 – 2022 NFL postseason. The Los Angeles Rams may also be in some games that one should consider for the over like their November 28th, 2021 game versus the Green Bay Packers, their December 13th, 2021 contest vs. the Arizona Cardinals, and the following week when the LA Rams play the Seattle Seahawks on December 19th, 2021.
Von Miller’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- Super Bowl 50 Champion
- Super Bowl 50 MVP Award
- NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
- 3 - Time NFL First - Team All - Pro (2012, 2015, & 2016)
- 4 - Time NFL Second - Team All - Pro (2011, 2014, 2017, & 2018)
- 8 - Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019)
- Butkus Award - Pro (2012)
- Unanimous NFL 2010’s All - Decade Team
- NFL’s 100 Sacks Club
- Butkus Award - College (2010)
- 2 - Time First - Team All - American (2009 & 2010)
- 2 - Time First - Team All - Big 12 (2009 & 2010)
“Von Miller's emotions still 'raw' as Denver Broncos agree to trade him to Los Angeles Rams”, Jeff Legwold & Lindsey Thiry, espn.com, November 1, 2021.
“Von Miller”, pro-football-reference.com, November 2, 2021.
“Los Angeles Rams Depth Chart”, espn.com, November 2, 2021.
Written by: David Green