This was a foundational piece of the Broncos franchise being shipped away a day before the trade deadline.
He fetched a second and third-round pick, which surely blew away all the other offers the Broncos had on the table.
So how did this all go down?
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport explained how the two sides came together on the deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2021
The Rams reached out and the Broncos decided to take some time to think it over.
Then Sunday night rolled around and a deal was worked out rather fast.
An Impossible Offer To Refuse
Ultimately, the Broncos had to make this move given the draft compensation in return.
Denver is stuck in the middle with a 4-4 record and no franchise quarterback on the roster.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 2, 2021
Adding an extra second and third-round pick is a huge win given the fact Miller may have left the team after the season anyway.
He can now chase another Super Bowl title in what is a win-win for all sides involved.
The Broncos are even paying most of Miller’s salary, meaning the team basically purchased some draft picks.
That also made this a deal the Rams could not possibly refuse.
Communication between both franchises seems to be solid and working together on a deal like this proves no one was trying to swindle the other side.
The Rams wanted Miller, the Broncos wanted some draft picks, and everyone should be happy.
And this blockbuster deal went down before the trade deadline.
Tuesday should only hold more surprises that also feature some shocking deals being made featuring top NFL talent.