3 former Rams players who failed with their new team in 2023

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It was former Denver Broncos elite pass rusher Von Miller who was traded to the team midway in the 2021 NFL season who helped to put the LA Rams over the top in terms of getting after the quarterback. Not only did Miller eventually get on track as he healed from an ankle injury, but his presence and reputation as a senior statesmen of the NFL allowed him to take on the mantle of mentoring teammate DL Aaron Donald.

It was Von Miller who urged Donald to be passionate, and urge his teammates to rally. This is one of my favorite LA Rams moments. Just look at the smouldering fury heating up in teammate A'Shawn Robinson:

In the end, despite the celebrating and pledges of Run It Back, Miller sought the bank over the bling, and relocated to play for the Buffalo Bills. And that is when things began to turn south.

Von Miller suffered a serious knee injury, which shortened his 2022 season to just 11 games. While he was relatively productive for the Buffalo Bills that year, his production plummeted in 2023. He appeared in 12 games and played approximately a third of the defensive snaps, but could only generate three tackles and no quarterback sacks. That is far less than the Bills paid for, forcing them to renegotiate Miller's contract.

Is Miller healthy enough for 2024? He is a veteran pass rusher who will turn 35 this year, and at some point, Father Time will begin to extract a toll on Miller's performance, if it hasn't already.