You cannot point to one piece of this LA Rams roster and proclaim that one person is the reason why the LA Rams are now the reigning NFL Champions. But Von Miller is a vital piece of the LA Rams Super Bowl LVI winning team. Unfortunately, now he is also one of multiple free agents whose futures with the LA Rams are in question. While finding a way to keep him is complex, the fact is that Von Miller could remain with the Rams. But the Rams have an ever more difficult task to make it happen
When looking at how Von Miller remains with the LA Rams, there are three key factors:
I – The LA Rams’ interest in keeping Von Miller
II – Miller’s desire to stay with the LA Rams
III – The organization finding a way of affording to extend his contract.
First, the LA Rams decided to acquire Von Miller for various reasons, and all of those reasons are still valid. Von Miller is still essential to this defense being championship-caliber, so the Rams organization must want him back.
Perhaps more importantly, Von Miller is a leader in the Rams locker room despite his short tenure with the team. Losing Von Miller may not ruin the locker room, but keeping him definitely benefits the team.
The LA Rams organization is a very savvy and sophisticated organization, having poured significant resources into a data analytics team that is one of the NFL’s best. The Rams continue to leverage that ‘better data’ to make roster choices at who to acquire, who to draft, and at what price point does the team allow coveted free agents to walk away from the team and sign on elsewhere.