Von Miller said good bye to Denver after the team traded him to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday.
After the trade went down, a lot of people pointed to the fact that the Broncos are entering a rebuilding stage in their franchise and with Miller being in the final year of his contract, it made sense for the team to move him for draft picks.
But a new report from Pro Football Network, a dispute over Miller’s legendary Halloween Party may have also played in a role in the trade.
Per the report:
“A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFN that Miller became upset when teammates declined to kick in for his annual Halloween party. It’s a massive affair with a six-figure price tag. This year, it featured Quavo from the hip-hop act Migos.”
“Miller’s request for financial help came as a surprise to his teammates. They had assumed they were invited guests to the party, not co-hosts. Miller even wanted rookies to contribute several thousand dollars for an event that they had no role in planning.”
“Miller, who has earned over $90 million in his career, threatened to disrupt the Broncos’ locker room chemistry over what in his mind was an unpaid debt, the source tells PFN. We’re also told coach Vic Fangio and general manager George Paton became aware of the rift. That may have factored into the team’s decision to move on from the eight-time Pro Bowler despite the Broncos sitting just a half-game out of the AFC’s seventh seed.”
Regardless if this potential rift played a role in the Miller trade or not, one thing is clear – the Denver Broncos didn’t have much interest in bringing back the eight time Pro Bowler and Miller now joins a stacked defense in Los Angeles with Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.
And of course, those Halloween parties will be great in Los Angeles.