NFL insider Ian Rapoport provides a promising update on a potential Von Miller return to the Los Angeles Rams for the 2022 season.
If social media is any indication, Von Miller wants to be a Denver Bronco.
Or, Miller could be employing a skillful negotiating tactic by pressuring the Los Angeles Rams to convince him to stay and run it back in L.A.
Whatever Miller’s intentions are, the applied pressure appears to be working, as the Rams are reportedly working to bring Miller back.
According to Ian Rapoport, nothing is set in stone yet as other teams continue to push, but the Rams are apparently “convinced” that he’s going to choose to stay with them in free agency.
Von Miller expected to stay in Los Angeles with Rams
While it likely won’t tip the betting scales as much as Tom Brady’s return to Tampa did, if Miller does choose to stay in Los Angeles, it will influence this team’s chances of running it back for another championship. While Super Bowl posters featured Aaron Donald and Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp stole headlines, Miller was an “unsung hero” in Super Bowl LVI. There’s a reason the Rams gave up significant draft capital to trade for the Super Bowl 50 MVP.
While the Rams are unabashed in their intention to keep Miller, the 32-year-old linebacker continues to by cryptic on social media. His Twitter header photo features a photo of the Broncos, but he has yet to sign with the team. If reports from the Los Angeles camp indicate that they are very much still negotiating with Miller, then the Denver nostalgia could be nothing more than a reminder of what the Rams will miss if they don’t pay up.
“I want to figure it out with the Rams first and foremost because they’ve been real good to me,” Miller told Josina Anderson last week. “On the slim chance that can’t happen, then I’ll explore all my options.”
If the Rams are still in the mix and Miller is listening to them first, it’s a good sign that a deal is in the works and could be wrapped up shortly.