LA Rams Blockbuster: Von Miller is coming to the LA Rams!
Here we go! We were up until 4 AM predicting that the LA Rams would be up to our eyeballs in NFL Trade Deadline headline news, and we are there. Per @AdamSchefter, the LA Rams are finalizing a deal to acquire legendary outside linebacker Von Miller to the LA Rams in exchange for two Day 2 draft picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
This move immediately reinforces the LA Rams pass rush, an area that the team is particularly keen on since the hiring of new defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. And the trade was handled right on cue, just as suspected, but with a player who many truly believed was too high of a salary cost to pull off.
Well, there goes that theory.
To get Miller, per NFL Analyst Adam Schefter, the Rams will be sending the Denver Broncos two Day 2 draft picks. That means (by default) that the Rams are trading a second-round pick and a third-round draft pick to complete this deal.
Von Miller is now playing in his 10th NFL season and has already racked up 4.5 quarterback sacks and 19 tackles in just seven games. He is an All-Pro edge rusher, the type of player who is not easily acquired in the NFL. Now he joins All-Pros Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey as the triad to build around on the defense.
While this is the big trade we’ve been suspecting, the LA Rams can still be involved in additional trades as the NFL Trade Deadline is still 24 hours away.