A Painful Goodbye…

The Denver Broncos and Von Miller decided to part ways on Monday afternoon


Dominic Mazzulla, Staff Writer

Denver agreed to trade star linebacker Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2nd and 3rd round pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Miller, being associated with Denver for 11 seasons managed to become the all-time leading sack leader for the organization and lead Denver to multiple playoff appearances and Super Bowls. Miller also was able to win Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl 50.

We all knew it was coming, it’s just so hard to say goodbye, especially knowing that a Halloween party that Miller hosted could have been part of the reason for Miller’s early exit. This year, Miller’s party costed over six figures and featured the popular rap group Migos. Miller required a buy in for his teammates to help pay for the cost; however, this caused a dispute between players because they felt that they shouldn’t have to pay because they were invited.

Despite all of this, it is still tough to see Von go, and he seemed to think the same.

“It’s a tough day for me, I didn’t see it coming. It’s just one of those things that you just kind of walk into,” Miller said in a video filmed at his home and posted on the Broncos’ social media pages.

In the same interview, Miller also hinted towards him wearing orange and blue again one day.

Throughout the 11 seasons that Miller has been apart of, it goes without saying how heartfelt Denver’s goodbye was to number 58. The Denver Broncos’ Instagram account changed their profile to Von Miller’s jersey number and posted 12 posts regarding his best moments and statements about him. Twitter was much of the same, having a plethora of “thank you” and “good luck” posts.

You can’t help but feel good for Miller, as dealing with four straight losing seasons can be tolling on such a remarkable player. Going to Los Angeles, he will be with Super Bowl contenders, as the Rams are 7-2, and they face off against San Francisco next Monday.