Von Miller could return, but he is not the same superstar playmaker he once was
Von Miller was already a Pro Football Hall of Famer before he even joined the Rams. He was the key piece of the 2015 Denver Broncos defense that won Super Bowl 50 six years prior. While the Broncos faded fast after that magical day half-a-dozen years ago, Miller was a steady presence in their pass rush for a decade. After spending half the season in Los Angeles, he could be moving on.
Miller will be entering his age-33 season out of Texas A&M. While most people forget that he missed all of the 2020 campaign with a torn ACL, he is not getting any younger. Though he bounced back with 9.5 sacks in 15 games split between the Broncos and Rams, Los Angeles does not want to be holding the bag when his rapid decline inevitably gets here. He was just a rental.
With two Super Bowl rings and a myriad of All-Pro and Pro Bowl nods, Miller can theoretically pick and choose where he closes out his illustrious football career. One team that would make a ton of sense for him is his hometown Dallas Cowboys. He could be a great complementary pass rusher to Micah Parsons, while serving as a mentor for this up-and-coming team to help get over the top.
It would serve the Rams to cash out on its savvy Miller invested before paying the repercussions.