Every year, the NFL’s most prestigious game sees the St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills meet. The Buffalo Bills play at Ralph Wilson Stadium, while the Rams play at the Edward Jones Dome. Fans can expect a game that features high-quality football. You can see the game at either stadium this year. Continue reading to find out more about the game, and which team should win. This season, the Bills should make their first Super Bowl appearance, which could give fans plenty of reasons to get out and watch a game.
Von Miller joins the Buffalo Bills
With his career sack total of 115.5, Von Miller is the perfect fit for the Buffalo Bills. Although the team was first in total defense last year, they were not able to provide a top pass-rushing threat from the edge. Miller brings speed, power, and smarts to a Buffalo defense in dire need of improvement. Miller spoke out in an introductory press conference to express his joy at joining the Bills. Miller also expressed regret at the decision to leave San Diego Chargers. He couldn’t refuse the chance to play for Buffalo.
The new contract, worth $120million, will be backloaded so that the first four years of the contract will be significantly lower than those of the previous four. The average annual amount for the first four years is $17.5 million. Miller, who will be 33 years old in March, is still young and in his early thirties. He is currently one year away from a serious ankle injury. The Buffalo Bills will also be able to use Miller’s experience to help lead their young defensive linemen.
Von Miller called Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams head coach, to announce that he was joining Buffalo Bills after the Super Bowl. Many fans were shocked to hear the news, but Von Miller has been playing football for many years. The Bills have already won the AFC East, so Von Miller can expect another ring. The team won the AFC East but lost an instant classic in 2021 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
While he was on the fence about his future in the NFL, Miller knew a special thing was brewing with the Bills. His agent connected him to his father and gave him guidance on his NFL career. He stayed with the Bills because they gave him the best contract and the most money. To protect their quarterback, the Bills needed a pass rushing specialist. Miller was a great option to upgrade the Bills’ offense.
While Von Miller left the Rams in the middle of the season and joined the Bills, there was a lot of speculation about whether he would return to the team in the off-season. The Rams, however, are expected to keep him. After all, he was only 13 seconds away from the AFC Championship. In fact, he has reportedly signed a six-year, $120 million deal with the Bills.
Von Miller is a talented player. He split his time last season between the Broncos & Rams, and had a great year. He recorded 41 pressures, and compared with Jerry Hughes, Miller ranked 12th in the pass-rush win rate metric from ESPN. He also sacked Joe Burrow twice during the Super Bowl. He is still a great player and a must-have for any NFL team, despite his age.
Von Miller to sign six-year, $120 million contract
Reports earlier this week indicated that Von Miller had signed a $120 million, six-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. Miller, who led the Rams to the Lombardi Trophy in 2013, will now join the Bills. The new contract, which has an average annual value $20 million, is the seventh highest in the NFL. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is backloaded, meaning Miller will earn an average of $17.5 million per year for the first four years of his contract.
Although it’s difficult to imagine a team signing a top pass rusher to a long-term contract, the Rams were able get the best value for their money during the offseason. Miller was traded to the Rams from the Broncos mid-season. However, it didn’t make much difference in the regular season. However, his performance in Super Bowl LVI helped put him back on the radar of teams in need of pass-rushing help.
The Bills are unsure if they will sign Hughes again, as Hughes is now eligible for free agency. This move gives the Bills a solid veteran in passing. Miller has a proven track record and will be able to contribute to a top-level team in Buffalo. Although he has been a part of the Rams’ defense for nine seasons, it’s clear that this veteran will help the Bills to win the division.
In the postseason, Miller’s numbers continued to be impressive. In the postseason, Miller recorded 14 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble. His playoff performance also deserved praise, as he recorded two of the team’s eight sacks of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. The Bills’ defense is under construction and Miller’s signing should improve it.
The Bills’ decision by Von Miller to extend his contract will have a major impact on the team’s future. The Bills are looking to rebuild around the veteran defense. A veteran quarterback can make a major impact on the team, so signing him for six years could make sense for both sides. And if Miller plays well in the postseason, it could prove to be a lucrative investment for both sides.
After being traded to the Rams in the middle of last season, Von Miller showed why he was worth the risk. He had 115.5 sacks in eight regular-season games, five in the playoffs, one in the Super Bowl and one in the AFC Championship Game. The three-time All-Pro has a lot more good football in him. Currently, Miller has 115.5 sacks in 150 career games, which ranks him 22nd all-time.
Earlier this off-season, the Buffalo Bills signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard. Howard is a major step forward for the team. He has the talent and skill necessary to be a top target of quarterback Josh Allen. In his first three seasons, Howard recorded over 400 receiving yards. He sustained an Achilles tendon injury in the 2020 season, and has struggled to regain his former form.
Von Miller’s contract may be backloaded
Von Miller was the first-round draft pick of the 2011 NFL Draft by Denver Broncos. He played for the Broncos between 2011 and midway through 2021, when he was traded from the Broncos to the Los Angeles Rams for two additional second-round picks. Von Miller’s contract could be backloaded for one season or for the entire remaining two seasons, depending on the circumstances. His contract could be backloaded because he was a strong pass rusher and had multiple offers from Rams.
To make Miller’s deal more appealing, the Bills may have overinflated these numbers. The contract could be backloaded, as Denver doesn’t have a high priced quarterback. This would make it easier for them to afford him. However, the Bills don’t need another expensive QB to fill their secondary.
In addition to the backloaded deal, Miller’s reported deal is worth up to $120 million over six years. It’s the first defensive player to sign a multi-year deal worth $100 million or more. That’s an incredible deal for a player who’s already been in the league for over a decade. And Miller will be making $17.5 million a year for the first four years of the contract.
In addition to backloading Miller’s contract, the Broncos may negotiate with the Chiefs before July 15 to keep Watt as their franchise quarterback. The deadline for both sides to agree to a deal is July 15, meaning that Houston can’t extend Watt before that date. The deadline gives Miller ample time to work with the Broncos and they won’t be forced to sign a multiyear contract. Moreover, it could allow the Broncos to extend some other players.
If the Vikings are willing to backload Miller’s contract, they may be able to get him in the next two seasons. He would make a significant impact in the Vikings’ front seven. If he does sign with them, the Vikings would add another pass rusher to their roster, a position he dominated last season. The Vikings have seven million in cap space following the signing of Everson Griffen. And they’re likely to sign Harrison Smith and Brian O’Neill to extension deals.
Raider Nation should be watching the developments closely. Any deal that brings back the market to the first round pick could reshape the cap situation for the Chiefs. If Miller signs with the Chiefs, the team might end up having to pay more to keep Houston. And if Miller agrees to a backloaded contract, they may also have to pay Houston’s contract as well. This would force the Chiefs to pay more to keep him.