Von Miller is a member of the Broncos no longer. Denver has traded him from the AFC to the NFC after agreeing to a trade with the Rams.
Miller spent the first 10 years of his career with the Broncos. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft behind Cam Newton and quickly paid dividends for Denver.
During his Broncos career, Miller played in 142 regular-season games. He had a franchise-record 110.5 sacks and was an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time AP All-Pro.
Miller was also a critical part of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50-winning team. He had five sacks, two force fumbles and an interception and was named Super Bowl MVP after recording 2.5 sacks against Newton’s Panthers.
Now, Miller will join forces with the Rams. He’ll play alongside Aaron Donald on a Los Angeles defense that was already averaging 3.1 sacks per game, good for the second-most in the NFL.
Adding Miller will make the Rams even more of a contender in the tough NFC West, but what did they give up for him? Here are all the details about the Von Miller trade.
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Von Miller trade details
- Rams receive: Von Miller
- Broncos receive: 2022 second and third-round draft picks
The Rams paid a hefty price to acquire Miller. They surrendered their second-round pick and one of their two second-round picks to bring Miller aboard.
However, the Rams aren’t just getting Miller in this deal. The Broncos have agreed to pay nearly all of Miller’s remaining salary, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
As part of the trade, the Broncos are paying $9 million of Von Miller’s remaining $9.7 million salary, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2021
That will allow the Rams — who had just over $5 million in salary-cap space before the deal, per OverTheCap.com — to easily take on Miller’s deal. Acquiring multiple Day 2 picks probably made the Broncos more amenable to that compensation.
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Rams draft picks 2022
The Rams have made quite a few trades over the last calendar year that have involved draft picks. As such, many are wondering just how many 2022 draft picks they have left.
The answer is not that many.
The Rams will not pick until the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, as they sent their first-round pick to the Lions in the Matthew Stafford trade and sacrificed their second-round pick in the Miller trade. The team had two third-round picks — as they earned a compensatory pick for the Lions’ hiring of Brad Holmes as their GM — but now have one.
Los Angeles also traded its fourth-round pick in the Brandin Cooks deal and its sixth-round pick in the Sony Michel trade. As such, they have just three Day 3 picks — two of which are in the seventh round — and four picks in total.
So, to recap, these are the picks that the Rams have remaining from their 2022 draft stash.
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When will Von Miller debut for the Rams?
Since the trade happened this early in the week, Miller could debut for Los Angeles as soon as their Week 9 game against the Titans on “Sunday Night Football.” It will all depend on two things: how quickly he can adapt to the Rams’ system and how healthy he is after missing last week’s game with an ankle injury.
If Miller does play Sunday, he will slot into the Rams’ pass rush rotation right away. He will likely emerge as a starter across from Leonard Floyd but could take on a more limited role in rotation with Terrell Lewis until he gets up to speed with his new club.