"Bro wtf": A disappointed Denver reacts as Von Miller exits for L.A.
Why it matters: "The face of the franchise has been traded," the Denver Post wrote in reaction as distraught Broncos fans watch the team's longest-tenured player get shipped out of town for future considerations.
- The move means that in less than a year, the Mile High City has lost two of its most marketable athletes, with franchise Rockies player Nolan Arenado traded to the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this year.
What they're saying: "Bro wtf," tweeted Broncos running back Melvin Gordon.
- "Man not my OG Dog," the team's wide receiver K.J. Hamler wrote Monday afternoon.
"This was a surprise," Miller, 32, told reporters outside the team facility. "You see [trade rumors] in the media, every year for the last four years, I've seen it. But it's hard to grip with reality sometimes."
- "This team, they're going to start winning soon. We've got a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches here ... I wanted to be a part of it to fix it, but you've just got to keep moving."
The big picture: The team is trading Miller for second- and third-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Palmer report.
- Miller was John Elway's first draft pick in 2011.
- The eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker and Broncos' all-time sack leader was in the last year of his six-year, $114.5 million contract.
- Kicker Brandon McManus is the only remaining player on the Broncos’ roster who played in Super Bowl 50.
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