Von Miller is as untouchable as untouchable gets, but that didn’t stop SB Nation from calling for a trade.
The online sports outlet included the Denver Broncos superstar on a list of six deals that would shock the NFL. The proposed trade? Miller to the Atlanta Falcons for two first-round picks and a second-round pick.
The Denver Broncos learned this season that their defense wouldn’t be able to carry the team by itself as it did when they won the Super Bowl two seasons ago. The Falcons had just about everything they needed to win Super Bowl LI, but ultimately came up short in blowing a 25-point lead. The defense of the Falcons improved immensely as the season progressed, to be fair.
Defensively, Vic Beasley surprised everyone by leading the NFL in sacks, and Grady Jarrett put on a dang show in the Super Bowl. The young defensive backs like Robert Alford and Keanu Neal have showed promise.
Add Miller to that equation, and that’s as complete as a team gets.
That’s all well and good for Atlanta, but what do the Broncos get out of this? A few extra draft selections?
Miller, a five-time Pro Bowler, is the engine behind Denver’s dominant defense, and the key cog in the team’s 2015 championship run. You don’t trade away Super Bowl MVPs in the prime of their career, certainly not in exchange for three unproven rookie prospects.
Barring the unforeseen, Miller, 27, will play out the duration of his contract in the Mile High City.
And then sign another.