Von Miller Jr. is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. Miller played college football at Texas A&M, where he earned consensus All-American honors and was awarded the Butkus Award as the most outstanding college linebacker in the nation.
Von Miller: Trade Rams, Who did the rams trade for, Why did get traded
The Rams’ draft methodology needs some untangling to understand from the outside, especially after the Rams this week traded 2022 second- and third-round picks to the Denver Broncos for Von Miller, one of the best outside linebackers in the league. The team’s trades have left the Rams without any first-round selections until 2024 and only four picks in the next draft, the earliest of which is in the third round.
Since trading up 14 spots to select quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, Snead and the Rams’ front office have frequently doled out draft picks to other teams to poach their best assets.
Who did the Rams trade for:
Los Angeles’s front office has been aggressive in pursuing trades that can help the team return to the Super Bowl, frequently raiding its store of draft picks to do so.
|March 26, 1989
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
|250 lb (113 kg)
The Denver Broncos pulled off a blockbuster deal ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, sending franchise icon Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a pair of Day 2 draft picks in 2022. Miller spent his first 10-plus seasons with the Broncos, totaling 110.5 sacks in 142 games with the franchise.
Why did get traded:
The Rams will send a second-round pick and third-round selection in the 2022 NFL draft to the Broncos in exchange for Miller.
|DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas)
|2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
The Broncos will also pay $9 million of Miller’s remaining $9.7 million base salary for the nine games left in the regular season, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
An emotional Miller, sitting in the back seat of an SUV as he left the Broncos’ facility Monday, told reporters that he was surprised by the trade.