It feels like a Madden super-team in the works. Von Miller, Super Bowl 50 MVP and 8x Pro-Bowler is heading to LA. After 10 seasons in Denver and over 100 sacks, the future Hall-of-Famer heads to an NFC contender with the hopes of capturing his second Super Bowl. He will now join forces with Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey to create an offensive coordinators nightmare.
What a way to start off November. A massive move that will cause the remainder of Super Bowl contenders to start finding players to add. Without giving up any first rounders, mainly because they don't have any until 2024 trading the next two seasons picks to the Lions for Stafford, the Rams sent over two picks in 2022, coming in the second or third rounds. Von Miller will become a UFA in 2022, meaning it's now or never for the Rams to win a Super Bowl, their first since 1999.
Weirdly enough, the Rams and Broncos made a linebacker trade last week. With plenty of injuries for the Broncos defense, Denver acquired linebacker Kenny Young from the Rams in exchange for a 2024 6th rounder. Now their linebacker room is even thinner.
As the title eluded, the Rams are having themselves quite the season, with Cooper Kupp going absolutely parabolic and Matthew Stafford rejuvenating his career after mediocracy in Detroit. They sit at 7-1, with the Cardinals right behind them. The 49ers are gaining momentum and the Seahawks will be back in the mix once Russell Wilson returns.
The NFC gap is starting to widen, but the top teams of the NFC alongside the Rams are the Bucs, Packers, Cardinals, and Cowboys. The current odds for the Rams to win the Super Bowl are +700, which is the third highest odds behind the Bucs (+550) and the Bills (+500). I am sure they will jump both these teams with this massive acquisition.
The trade deadline ends tomorrow at 4pm. Buckle up.