Question #5 that Arizona Cardinals fans want to know: Will the Rams regret letting Von Miller walk in free agency?
Stuter:”I don’t think that the LA Rams will regret letting Von Miller walk in free agency because the team bent over backward to afford him as much time as he wanted.
The Rams were so accommodating to Miller that by the time he finally made his decision to take the money and run, any Plan B edge rusher who may have been targeted by the Rams already signed on with other teams who had fallen out of the Von Miller sweepstakes and salvaged their off-season by claiming another free agent edge rusher.
What I do find extremely curious is how the LA Rams handled the news of Von Miller signing with the Buffalo Bills. The team went out and signed FA WR Allen Robinson.
Then, upon learning of Bobby Wagner’s interest to play for the Rams, deliberated, reached a consensus, and then signed Wagner. The Rams simply redirected their cap dollars to two players who play completely different positions. How will that all work out? Well, it could get very interesting.
The Rams reached out to trade for Von Miller because the team was decimated by injuries to their outside linebackers in 2021. OLB Leonard Floyd’s ankle is healed (it was injured all of 2021), Justin Hollins is back (he missed significant time in 2021), Terrell Lewis is back (he struggled with back and knee injuries) and Chris Garrett is expected to step up in his second season with the Rams.
If the Rams stay healthy at the outside linebacker position, it may end up that the Rams will be better off having lost Von Miller. But regret will likely be delayed until the 2022 NFL season plays out. Then, the scenario will be ripe for any ‘Wudda Cudda Shudda’ sentiments.”