On Monday, All-Pro linebacker Von Miller was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for a second- and third-rounder in the 2022 NFL draft. However, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane was trying to make a splash as the Bills were in the conversation to grab the difference maker according to Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com and NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.
Here is the report from @PSchrags on @gmfb that the #Bills were in on Von Miller before he was traded to the Rams. pic.twitter.com/VOtWTkUziZ— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) November 2, 2021
Beane has shown that he will try to make a splash for a player if he feels it can put the team over the hump. You will remember the trade for Kelvin Benjamin when the team was trying to break their playoff drought in 2017. Beane also tried to trade for Stefon Diggs at the trade deadline two years ago, knowing the Bills needed a true number-one receiver before trading for him in the following offseason.
Miller has been in Denver since 2011 but was entering the final year of his contract that most assumed would be the last with the Denver Broncos. He is also the league’s active career sack leader with 110.5 sacks and is now joining a defensive line that includes Aaron Donald. Something to watch in the offseason is that when Miller does become a free agent if the Bills will be looking to make him an offer when the time comes as well.
The Broncos ate $9 million of Miller’s salary, so his cap hit was under $1 million for the Rams. It cost Los Angeles that second draft pick, though.