For LA Rams OLB Von Miller, winning SBs is like riding a bike

Mandatory Credit: Super Bowl 56 Cincinnati Bengals Vs La Rams
Mandatory Credit: Super Bowl 56 Cincinnati Bengals Vs La Rams /

The LA Rams gambled a lot this season. And by the looks of how the season truly turned out, they hit the jackpot. But one of the less-discussed gambles undertaken by the Rams organization was their faith that Denver Broncos veteran outside linebacker Von Miller still had elite football in him.

The price of a 2022 second-round pick for the player, plus a third-round pick to compel the Broncos to pick up $9 million of Miller’s remaining 2021 salary is a pretty steep price to pay for a player who will finish out the regular season and then have the option to choose the next team he will play for.  The price was pretty steep for any player who could not help the LA Rams to get to, and win, Super Bowl LVI.

The only way the LA Rams would get true value from that trade is to get to the Super Bowl, win the Super Bowl, and to win thanks to the contribution of Von Miller. Well, don’t look now folks, but the LA Rams hit the Trifecta.

The last time Von Miller had this much fun was in 2016 when he helped to win Super Bowl 50 for the Denver Broncos. Well, almost as much fun as Super Bowl 50. In that game, it was Von Miller who was named the MVP.  While he did not have quite the same results as that playoff run, Miller’s performance was certainly a significant reason why the Rams were able to win in the playoffs and in the Super Bowl.

I guess stepping up on the biggest stage of the NFL is a lot like riding a bike. Once you do it, you don’t forget how to do it again.

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