Rams fans were hit with some disappointing news on Wednesday night when Von Miller chose to sign with the Bills instead of staying in Los Angeles. Some began hitting the panic button immediately, while others wondered who might replace Miller as the Rams’ starting edge rusher.
Despite the Rams’ efforts to keep Miller, some fans were even blaming the team for letting him get away. After seeing the contract Miller signed with the Bills, it’s not exactly fair to pin this on the Rams front office for a lack of trying.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Miller got a six-year deal worth $120 million. It makes him the first defensive player ever to earn two contracts of at least $100 million each.
The finer details of the contract show that it’s essentially a three-year, $51.5 million deal with $45 million fully guaranteed at signing. That’s obviously far less than the surface numbers, but it’s still a sizeable contract for a 33-year-old pass rusher.