Report: Broncos could trade Von Miller as part of fire sale
The Joe Flacco experiment has not worked out in Denver, and the 0-4 Broncos are considering a rebuild in advance of the trade deadline later this month. Some rival teams believe that rebuild could even include arguably their best player.
Broncos general manager John Elway is seriously considering making some big moves ahead of the Oct. 29 deadline, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. The Broncos have already been taking calls from teams that are interested, and some GMs think their overhaul could involve moving star pass-rusher Von Miller.
In addition to Miller, the Broncos have several veteran players — Chris Harris, Emmanuel Sanders and Derek Wolfe, to name a few — that contending teams would be interested in. Elway chose not to trade key players last year, but the team is clearly going nowhere and could benefit from acquiring some high draft picks to help build around quarterback Drew Lock.
Miller’s contract essentially has two years remaining on it, with both being $17.5 million team options for each season. While there have been questions about whether he still has the same explosiveness that once made him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, teams would not have to commit to him long-term if they acquired him. That may be appealing to a team that is looking for pass rush help to contend for a Super Bowl this season and/or next.
Even Denver’s once feared defense made the wrong kind of history recently, so you can understand why a rebuild is being considered. A lot of changes need to be made to the roster, so there’s really no sense waiting.