The former No. 2 overall pick now gets to chase a Super Bowl as the Broncos get some nice draft value in return as they figure out the future of the organization.
Broncos legend John Elway remains in a front office role, even though he has ceded general manager duties this year.
Yet such a trade passes through him and the Denver legend gave his thoughts on the deal.
“He’s a Hall of Famer, and he’s a Ring of Famer. A guy that we’ll look at him always being a Bronco. … His legacy will live on forever with the Denver Broncos.”
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 3, 2021
Elway cannot stop praising Miller, which is the right thing to do.
An interesting part of his statement is when he notes how while the Broncos got great value, Miller is also going somewhere to compete for a Super Bowl.
So ultimately, this trade can be seen as an act of goodwill and not just one where Miller is traded to the highest bidder.
Two Franchise Legends
It is tough to gauge a player’s legacy in the moment.
But even before time passes, Miller is a Broncos legend.
Winning a title is what cements a legacy and Miller did just that in Denver in Super Bowl 50.
He was also named MVP of the game.
Rams and Broncos worked last week on the trade, and kept it quiet—with Denver GM George Paton telling Von Miller in person about it, and updating him on everything along the way. Vic Fangio, John Elway, and Joe Ellis also met with Miller in person.
Von = Hugely important Bronco.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 1, 2021
Miller lived up to the hype of his draft slot and had a a combined 30 sacks in his first two NFL seasons.
That made Elway’s team-building look great and the rest is history in Denver.
Elway is always going to have more star power because he was a quarterback.
But younger fans know Miller better and he will go down as an all-time great in the city.
Perhaps even one day he assumes Elway’s current role in order to bring the Broncos back to greatness.NEXT: Report: Broncos Defender Available For Trade At Deadline