Von’s Gone


Grant Britain

On November 1st, ten-year Bronco Von Miller got traded away to the Los Angeles Rams for a second and third round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Following the aftermath of the trade, it’s safe to say that fans and enthusiasts of the Broncos are not too pleased about the news.

”It saddens me,” said English teacher Mr. Kurz. “I’m sad because he was an essential part of the team and he has associated a lot of fond memories about the super bowl run with his play during that.”

Miller was a key player on defense, helping the Broncos take down the Panthers in Super Bowl 50 back in 2016. Looking back at what he did for the team during his time in the Mile High, many fans have fond memories of the defensive player.

“The sack of Cam Newton that forced a fumble [in the Super Bowl]. Exquisite play during the 2016 AFC Championship Game. It was phenomenal,” said Kurz.

There is no arguing that Miller was a great player, key piece, and fan favorite, but Broncos fans have also seen the news from the perspective of the team’s front office.

“On a management point of view, it was kinda a good trade,” said freshman Jake Chau. “He’s old, he’s declining, he can’t stay healthy, and you get something in return.”

“From a management point of view, great trade,” Chau also added.

On the other hand, fans like Kirkpatrick had a different view on this trade.

“I haven’t had enough time to research the trade. It only came across from a text from my husband, to understand what we’re getting of value. So if we aren’t getting a caliber pair, like an Aaron Rodgers, what’s in it for us?,” said Mrs. Kirkpatrick.

The team has no guarantees at getting a ‘caliber pair’ for Miller, so the Broncos might have just thrown away a great player for nothing.

Regardless of what happens in the future, Von Miller was a staple of the Broncos, and will be deeply missed by the Denver faithful.

“I think he’s a [future] Hall of Famer, and will be in the Broncos Ring of Fame,” said Kurz. “I don’t know if we’ll be any worse for him not being on our team because we weren’t that good to start with this year.”