Von Miller 'surprised' by trade to Rams



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Von Miller 'surprised' by trade to Rams

Von Miller admitted he was surprised by the trade which saw him end up with the Los Angeles Rams. On Monday, the Denver Broncos traded Miller to the Rams in an exchange for a 2022 second and third round pick. "It's still kind of hard to put into words.

It's still kind of raw, but thank you, thank everybody, and off to L.A.,'' Miller said. "It's still hard -- you can't really put it into words,'' Miller added. "Somebody told me once you want to make God laugh, then make plans.

You've just got to keep going, keep taking it one day at a time. I've got a beautiful baby boy, had a lot of beautiful years here, lot of great memories, lot of great teammates, lot of great coaches, lot of great fans.'

' Even before trading for eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker Miller, the Rams had one of the best defenses in the NFL. "Great team -- I've been a huge fan of [defensive tackle] Aaron Donald for a long time. They got a great defense.

... I'm excited, always been a great teammate and I'm going to continue to do that," Miller said, adding that he hopes to play on Sunday night when the Rams host the Tennessee Titans.

Rams coach thrilled to have Miller

"He brings an element, obviously an incredibly unique football player that not only is a great pass-rusher, but he's a complete football player that can really affect and influence an offense in a negative way on all three downs," Rams head coach Sean McVay said about Miller.

"You can utilize him in a variety of different ways." Miller was taken as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft by the Broncos. Miller was a part of the Broncos team that won the Super Bowl in 2015. "Von was the very first draft pick we made back in 2011 at a time when we needed an impact player to turn this team around," Broncos president of football operations Johm Elway said in a statement.

"There was a lot of pressure on him as the No. 2 overall pick, and he exceeded all of those expectations during 11 great seasons as a Bronco. "Von was always at his best when we needed him the most. Our Super Bowl 50 win and playoff run that year would not have been possible without Von turning in one of the most dominant individual performances of all-time."