Von Miller: Only way to leave Rams was for something special

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Von Miller‘s decision to sign with the Bills as a free agent was one of the biggest developments of the early days of free agency.

Miller was seen as a good bet to remain with the Rams after helping them to a Super Bowl win after last season’s trade and the two sides were talking about a new deal up to the point that Miller chose the Buffalo offer. At a Thursday press conference, Miller said he made that call because he believes a Super Bowl win was coming for Buffalo whether he was on the roster or not.

“I saw what makes Aaron Donald Aaron Donald, and it was hard to walk away from that,” Miller said. via Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com. “The only way you can walk away from that is to walk into something special. And what they’re doing here is extremely special. [The Bills are] gonna win a Super Bowl with or without me. They’ve built an amazing team.”

Miller has won Super Bowls with the Broncos and Rams, so a Bills win would put him in rarified air as a winner with three different teams. It would also mean that they were able to outlast an increasingly loaded AFC thanks in part to their willingness to take a big swing for Miller.

33 responses to “Von Miller: Only way to leave Rams was for something special

  1. It will take some time getting use to seeing Miller in a Bills uniform but I can adjust quickly. The Bills now have game changers on both sides of the ball.

  2. When the Pegulas hired McDermott and Beane, it changed the franchise into something never seen in Buffalo. A plan and process that they stuck with, and not trying for the Russ Brandon versions of quick fix that never worked.
    I don’t think the NFL understands exactly how faithfully they commit to building a team talent culture one piece at a time.

    Personally, I want to thank the 6 teams in front of the Bills draft order for not picking the best QB in the league…

  3. If this signing were for the Von Miller of six or seven years ago, this would be seismic, and the Bills might even vault up to being Super Bowl favorites. As it stands, this a signing of a solid to more-than-solid player and veteran leader at a grossly inflated price. It’s hard to get too excited about this.

  4. The deal will turn sour in few years. I believe Miller will be a salary cap causality in 2 or 3 years. I believe he should have re-signed with the Rams because the NFC is an easier path to the Super Bowl. Plus the weather is way better.

  5. The Bills are already the Super Bowl favorites. At every single sportsbook. Everywhere.

  6. We’ll, he was special paired next to AD. Guess we’ll see if he’s the same guy without him. It’s not 2015 anymore.

  7. This is great!

    It’s always so rewarding to see a team think they’ve won a SB in the offseason after being so entitled the previous seasons.

    It makes it even more rewarding when you read stuff like this. lol!

    A 33 year old big mouth who is breaking down thinks he’s still in his prime and now is overpaid telling us it’s not about the money. bawhaha

  8. hellooooooooooobrooklyn says:
    March 18, 2022 at 8:42 am
    If this signing were for the Von Miller of six or seven years ago, this would be seismic, and the Bills might even vault up to being Super Bowl favorites. As it stands, this a signing of a solid to more-than-solid player and veteran leader at a grossly inflated price. It’s hard to get too excited about this.

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    Every Super Bowl winner in the last decade for the most part have an elite QB and and pass rush. The salary cap is a bit of a joke TBH with how it can be manipulated. The full details aren’t really out yet, but it is likely this deal is heavily backloaded and not what it appears at face value

  9. hellooooooooooobrooklyn says:
    March 18, 2022 at 8:42 am
    If this signing were for the Von Miller of six or seven years ago, this would be seismic, and the Bills might even vault up to being Super Bowl favorites. As it stands, this a signing of a solid to more-than-solid player and veteran leader at a grossly inflated price. It’s hard to get too excited about this.
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    You other fans still don’t get it! We don’t need the Von Miller of 7 years ago. We need someone better than what’s in place to draw attention and help elevate the play of others.His presence on defense will only improve and inspire what is already a Top defense. And finally, it’s in reality a 3 year contract at 17.5 per. More than acceptable for a player of his caliber.

  10. hellooooooooooobrooklyn:

    6 or seven years ago, the Bills didnt have Josh Allen. I get what you are saying about his age, but he hasnt shown any signs of age yet. Reggie White had some of his best years in Green Bay after he turned 33.

  11. If this signing were six or seven years ago the Bills might even vault up to being Super Bowl favorites.

    Pssst…have you checked the odds 6 or 7 minutes ago?

  12. I still laugh at the folks above muttering about the contract…

    It effectively is a 3 or 4 year contract at ~17 million a year.
    Which is functionally the same as the recent contract for Chandler Jones – ANOTHER Pro bowl pass rusher.

    Is it pricy? Yeah. But it’s not my money. As long as the front office can keep the numbers sorted, I’m cool with it.

  13. If you check the line in Vegas, the Bills are Superbowl Favorites

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    How often does Vegas get that right in the preseason?

    But I get what you are saying, which is the Bills have no excuses if they dont win the SB this year.

  14. We’ve seen pass rushers play WELL into their 30’s at a very high level.

    This is a great signing. The Bills have the QB, but were lacking that difference-maker on defense. Miller’s addition makes everyone on that D better.

    Not what I expected this offseason, but Beane looks to be a master of managing the cap.

  15. The Bills have had the best team at least in the AFC for the last two seasons and have underachieved. This year assuming they run through the AFC gauntlet and make it to the SB, they get to face their kryptonite Brady. Ouch, and next year and beyond they are up against the cap. It looks more and more like the Bills have missed their SB window.

  16. Did half of Tampa’s o-line sign elsewhere, or outright retire? Tommy might not last the season…

  17. Did half of Tampa’s o-line sign elsewhere, or outright retire? Tommy might not last the season…

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    They only lost G -Alex Cappa and replaced him with Shaq Mason. So basically, its a wash. They also got a really good #3 WR.

    If it ends up Bills vs Bucs in the SB, I know where Ill bet my money…on the guy who always wins vs the team that always comes up short

  18. PFT commentators were virtually all doubters when Von Miller went to the Rams. But he played very well and was a major contributor to us winning the Super Bowl. He’s going to bring a mentality to Buffalo’s locker room that will help groom them for a Super Bowl run this season.

  19. “If it ends up Bills vs Bucs in the SB, I know where Ill bet my money…on the guy who always wins vs the team that always comes up short”
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    Well, I’m definitely not putting any money on the Patriots, who won’t even get near the playoffs – much less the SB.

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