Denver Broncos: The debut of Von Miller with the Rams will have to wait

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Former Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller won’t be making his debut for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football.

The Rams will host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday night in Week 9 in a game featuring two of the better teams in the league. But the Rams will have to wait at least one more week to show off their shiny new toy, Miller, who they acquired in a trade with the Broncos last week.

Miller will be inactive tonight for the Rams as it seems that he’s still not ready to play on the ankle that was hurt when the Broncos faced the Cleveland Browns a couple of weeks ago.

For Broncos fans still lamenting the trade of the best defensive player in team history, they can be happy about the team’s dominant victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday along with the realization that this gives the Rams the chance to have Miller for just eight regular-season games in 2021. Of course, the Rams have much bigger plans this season.

The Titans, without Derrick Henry in the lineup, were looking at the possibility of having to go against a defense that featured Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Miller. Now, they don’t have to account for the league’s active sacks leader.

Von Miller won’t play in L.A. for a month

Miller will continue to nurse his ankle in hopes of taking the field for the team’s next game. The Rams’ next two games are both on the road so Miller won’t have a chance to play in front of the home crown until December 5, when the Rams host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Though it’s tough to see Miller playing elsewhere, one has to wonder how many more games he would have missed for the Broncos. There was some thought that he was held out last week against Washington because the team knew he was going to be traded, but if he can’t go now, he couldn’t have gone last week.