Von Miller ignores Aaron Rodgers rumors, reasoning that “we have Drew Lock”

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The Broncos continued to be linked to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Broncos players continue to pay little attention to the complicated fella who likely won’t be getting his wish for a trade to a new team.

It’s crazy to think about, you know, getting an Aaron Rodgers,” Miller said at his fifth pass-rushing summit on Saturday, via Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “You put him on any team in the league and he changes that team.”

Indeed he does. And Miller seems to be avoiding the topic in order to prevent an eventual letdown.

“If you get too emotionally involved in those guys, and then it doesn’t happen, now you got [Drew] Lock over here looking like . . . what about now?'” Miller said. “So you don’t want to get too emotionally attached to the rumors. . . . You start thinking, ‘Oh, we’re going to get Aaron Rodgers or Deshaun Watson. But hold on, wait a minute, we’ve got Drew Lock. That’s who we’re running with. That’s who we’re going into the season with until anything changes.”

And if anything changes, it indeed (as Miller said) changes the team.

Whoever the Denver quarterback is (and Miller seems to be giving Lock a leg up over Teddy Bridgewater), that quarterback will have to contend with pass rushers who benefited from learning the tricks of the trade from Miller and others.

“Some people have had backlash of ‘Why would he give his secrets away,’” Miller said. “For one, I’m just so comfortable in my game. And two, I just feel like it’s a way to give back to a game that has given so much to me.”

It’s not about Miller giving away his secrets. It’s about what opponents will do with those secrets when facing Miller’s offensive teammates, whether it’s Lock or Bridgewater or Rodgers or Watson or someone else.

18 responses to “Von Miller ignores Aaron Rodgers rumors, reasoning that “we have Drew Lock”

  1. If Rodgers doesn’t recognize the fact his next, last, and best chance to win a SuperBowl is in Green Bay, perhaps he isn’t as bright as I’ve given credit. I expect he’ll be there on Opening Day. If not, Jordan Love is getting the reins to the team Rodgers deserves, and Rodgers runs the risk of alienating close friends on the team that are depending on him to help reach their own goals. It’ll be his loss, and a big one. Choose wisely!

  2. Makes no sense Drew Lock can be a top 5 AFC quarterback and you don’t have to give up all those assets and cap space.

  3. Sorry Denver fans but Rodgers aint going anywhere this year except maybe back to his home in California sitting out the season in protest or retired.if he chooses to still play football then it will be in Green Bay where he has three years left on a hefty contract he put his name to not long ago.any team decisions will be decided early in 2022 regarding AR becoming a Bronco.

  4. That’s like saying “I don’t even need that brand new Bentley Flying Spur…because I have a perfectly good bus pass.”

  5. Mr. Miller,

    No need to think about Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are going to sit on his contract and so will he. He either ‘retires’ or plays for Green Bay.
    If Denver is going to mortgage the future, they would be better off with Watson who is young and still on the ascent.

    Sincerely,

    Harry

  6. I am also not so sure I agree with his assumption as to who is going to be the starting QB.

    While Drew Lock has the better PHYSICAL tools compared to Teddy, they didn’t bring in a Veteran QB for now reason. Lock’s steps backwards last year and inconsistency have made Denver wonder about his ceiling.

    With a solid defense, I really believe that TB can “manage” them well into the Post Season.

    Their starter may very well end up being TB and not Lock.

  7. We have Drew Lock….BWAAAAAHAAAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAA!!
    He might as well of said we have last place in the AFC WEST & probably a top 5-10 pick AGAIN…. What’s that 4-5 years in a row??!!
    & STILL no QB

  8. Will Lock even beat out Teddy for the job? Let’s start there. Not sure how Miller knows Lock will be the starter when clearly there is still a QB competition going on that won’t even be decided until preseason.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    June 14, 2021 at 6:54 am
    If Rodgers doesn’t recognize the fact his next, last, and best chance to win a SuperBowl is in Green Bay, perhaps he isn’t as bright as I’ve given credit. I expect he’ll be there on Opening Day. If not, Jordan Love is getting the reins to the team Rodgers deserves, and Rodgers runs the risk of alienating close friends on the team that are depending on him to help reach their own goals. It’ll be his loss, and a big one. Choose wisely!
    ——————————————————————————————

    A Green Bay homer through and through! Rodgers doesn’t need the Packers to get a chip; The Packers need Rodgers to get a chip. If Rodgers goes to the Broncos, they are automatically in the AFC championship game. Broncos have more offensive weapons than the Packers..the only thing holding them back is the QB position. So you can keep lying to yourself about Rodgers options but the truth is that that Rodgers could go to 4 teams in the AFC and make them automatically into the AFC championship game opposite the Chiefs.

  10. DrewSports says:
    June 14, 2021 at 7:21 am
    Makes no sense Drew Lock can be a top 5 AFC quarterback and you don’t have to give up all those assets and cap space.
    __________

    Top 5 AFC QB? Yea.. okay

  11. Miller is right, and saying anything else would be throwing Lock under the bus. It’s too early to know Lock’s potential. Build up the offensive line instead of trading away multiple #1s for Rodgers, though he is a great QB. I do not believe it is a good strategy/philosophy to trade multiple young talents for one albeit great veteran.

  12. realdealsteel says: June 14, 2021 at 11:02 am A Green Bay homer through and through! Rodgers doesn’t need the Packers to get a chip; The Packers need Rodgers to get a chip. If Rodgers goes to the Broncos, they are automatically in the AFC championship game. Broncos have more offensive weapons than the Packers..the only thing holding them back is the QB position. So you can keep lying to yourself about Rodgers options but the truth is that that Rodgers could go to 4 teams in the AFC and make them automatically into the AFC championship game opposite the Chiefs. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Well, then he’d better get moving! New system, new locale, new playbook, new personnel, new coaching, new attitude, and just as importantly, new girlfriend-wife. He may indeed be successful somewhere else, someday, provided he doesn’t get hurt first. Maybe Green Bay is not his last chance, but if he desires a next and best chance……..he stays put. He already knows this.

  13. Rodgers is not talking. We have no idea what his plans are. All we know is that he didn’t show up for the mandatory mini camp…..period.

    Von Miller is a class act. He’s dong what good players do…standing up for his teammates, in this case Drew Lock.

  14. The more people tell us Rodgers isn’t going anywhere the more I think he is. Now, I think the time to trade him was before the draft, or after this season, to a crappy team with high draft picks. But there is zero indication that he wants to show up and play in GB.

  15. Vonn is right on this one, they have Drew and Teddy and dont need no stinkin Rodgers. He isnt even in their wildest dreams. This is just analyst with nothing else to do but speculate so they can come up with something to say in a down time.
    Rodgers will be a packer and show for training camp with the Pack holding the wining hand and shoving it in this face. A disgraced and fallen QB .

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