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There’s a chance Von Miller has played his last game as a member of the Denver Broncos as the NFL trade deadline approaches.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, there are “several” teams that could do a “full throat pursuit” of Miller ahead of Tuesday’s 16:00 ET deadline.
A general manager told La Canfora he does not know why the Broncos would not at least explore a deal involving Miller.
“He’s been wanting out for a while, he will not be back next year, they are fighting with him,” the GM said. “Will probably get a new coach next year. George [rookie GM George Paton] must be looking for election at this time. “
There has been speculation back two years that Miller has been unhappy with the state of the Broncos organization. He told reporters after a defeat in December 2019 to the Kansas City Chiefs that he “lacked words” with where things were in Denver:
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Von Miller after the Broncos loss to Chiefs Sunday.
“Hard loss. It’s hard because I really do not even know what to say. I do not know how we got to this point. I do not know how we will win like this, I really do not. “
His full quote is really telling. pic.twitter.com/lwfN5ugrnW
At the start of training camp this season, Miller said he is “completely at peace” if 2021 ends up being his final year with the Broncos.
Miller left Denver’s Week 7 loss to the Cleveland Browns with an ankle injury. He is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team after not training all week.
Miller is an eight-time Pro Bowler and plays the final season of a $ 114 million six-year contract extension he signed in July 2016. He has had a solid start to 2021 with 4.5 sacks in seven games after missing the entire last season with a staggered peroneal tendon in the ankle.
Miller has spent his entire career in Denver after being No. 2 overall in the 2011 NFL draft. He is the all-time leader of the franchise with 110.5 sacks. The 32-year-old recorded five sacks and two tackles for losses in the 2015 offseason to help the Broncos win the Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers.
Since starting this season 3-0, the Broncos have lost four games in a row. During the loss series, they have had an average of 16 points per. match and has allowed at least 23 points three times.