The Los Angeles Rams did not lose too many key players following their Super Bowl LVI victory, but one defensive star did depart this offseason. Veteran linebacker Von Miller was a free agent after the season and signed a six-year deal worth $120 million, with $51.345 million guaranteed, with the Buffalo Bills in March.
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, one of the stars that did return to L.A. for the 2022 season, noted that Miller's presence is already missed.
Miller played a key part in the Super Bowl win and no doubt brought value to the team, including a leadership role to players including Donald.
"If anything, we had conversations more about leadership, me being more of a vocal guy. I give a lot of credit, just obviously, in that playoff run having those conversations with Von — I feel like he challenged me with some things as a vocal leader and I took that to heart and I stepped up when we needed [me] to. So I always will respect and love Von for that," Donald said (via his press conference), giving more insight to their relationship as teammates.