Denver Broncos: 5 consequences if they miss the playoffs in 2021
Denver Broncos consequences if the team misses the playoffs
4. Saying goodbye to Von Miller
Von Miller’s name didn’t come up in the previous point, mainly because of his salary, but there is a chance that if the Broncos stink enough in the 2021 season that they could trade one of the franchise’s most legendary players.
That’s not inside information, you just never know.
It seems unlikely because of the price point, but imagine a world where the Denver Broncos miss the playoffs in 2021 and Von Miller is on the roster all throughout the season.
What happens when he hits 2022 free agency?
Will the Broncos still try to re-sign Miller if they can’t prove themselves worthy of playoff contention in 2021?
Would Miller even want to come back as he approaches his mid-30s?
If the Denver Broncos miss the playoffs in 2021, my best guess is that Von Miller would probably not be back with the team.
After half of his career was spent winning the AFC West and then winning Super Bowl MVP, the next half of his career has been an unfortunate stretch of the team being bad and Miller dealing with some injuries.
Miller has stuck with the Broncos through thick and thin, but if they miss the playoffs in 2021, it doesn’t make much sense for either side for Miller to be back in 2022 and beyond.