Von Miller, Denver Broncos. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Rams draft picks 2022 after trading for Von Miller
Saints lose Jameis Winston for 2021 season with torn ACL
The Los Angeles Rams are trading for Denver Broncos perennial Pro Bowl pass-rusher Von Miller.
In the lead-up to the 2021 NFL trade deadline, the Los Angeles Rams have struck a deal with the Denver Broncos for future hall of famer Von Miller.
Denver will reportedly be getting two day-two picks in the 2022 NFL Draft for the eight-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher. Miller had spent his entire illustrious career in Denver after being the No. 2 overall pick out of Texas A&M in 2011. The three-time All-Pro was the best player on the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 roster. He won Super Bowl MVP over the Carolina Panthers in the league title bout.
With Denver not expected to make the AFC playoffs once again, Miller now joins a Rams team that has all the firepower to win the NFC and beyond this winter.
Blockbuster: Broncos are finalizing a trade to send eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two second-day 2022 draft picks, league sources tell ESPN.
Miller is now saying his goodbyes to his friends in the Broncos’ training facility. pic.twitter.com/wJjlDOQkPU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2021
Von Miller traded from Denver Broncos to Los Angeles Rams for draft picks
After missing all of 2020 due to injury, Miller amassed 4.5 sacks in seven games for the 2021 Broncos. While they were able to stop the bleeding on Sunday by beating the Washington Football Team, everybody knows this Broncos team is going nowhere. They do not have a franchise quarterback and head coach Vic Fangio is almost certainly coaching his last season in Denver.
As for the Rams, they are in a very tight race in the NFC West with the Arizona Cardinals. Though both teams are projected to be playoff teams, only one of them will be winning the division. By adding Miller to the defense, the Rams now have three hall of famers on that side of the ball in Aaron Donald along the defensive line and Jalen Ramsey in the defensive backfield. What a pickup!
Miller was expected to be dealt, but him going to the Rams sent shockwaves throughout the NFL.