Who will end up as a starter for Raheem Morris in 2023? It’s anyone’s guess! Whether or not Sean McVay will choose to sit his starters in the 2023 preseason or not, who those players will be for the Los Angeles Rams is not something that can be known by anyone.
The Rams cut ties with Leonard Floyd this offseason, leaving them without a single veteran edge rusher on the roster. Michael Hoecht, surprisingly, is the most experienced outside linebacker on the team and he only played the position for half of last season.
Even though Aaron Donald is arguably the best defensive player in the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle has a slim chance of winning the MVP. After all, the last non-quarterback to do so was running back Adrian Peterson in 2012.
It is currently a terrible time to play the running back position in the NFL. The shelf life for running backs isn’t typically long and teams around the league are beginning to view the position as expendable in the current market.
Now is not the time to sit and play it safe The Los Angeles Rams enjoyed a cozy ride under Sean McVay for the first five years of his tenure as head coach, so it was difficult to question his methods, no matter how far they’ve strayed from the norm.
Now six years removed from hiring Sean McVay, the Rams look incredibly smart for taking a chance on the then-30-year-old coach in 2017. He’s since led them to five winning seasons, four playoff appearances, two Super Bowls and one world championship in his first six years.
Matthew Stafford was the toast of the NFL this time last year after leading the Los Angeles Rams to a Super Bowl victory. Following one of the worst title defenses imaginable last season, it appears as though LA was fully prepared to move on from their quarterback.
The Los Angeles Rams may have undergone a major roster shakeup this offseason, but some of their star players still remain. One of said star players is receiver Cooper Kupp, who had one of the best seasons by a receiver ever in 2021.
Nothing gold can stay. From Sean McVay‘s 2017 arrival through the 2022 offseason, the Rams treated the football world to a win-now mantra. As draft pick-collecting crusades transpired elsewhere, the Rams’ recovery from a 12-year playoff drought produced two Super Bowl berths and a championship.
The Los Angeles Rams have employed Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, Desean Jackson and Odell Beckham Jr. since 2021. If you're keeping score at home, that may be as good of a group as any franchise can boast.
It was a relatively quiet offseason for the Rams this year, essentially sitting out the first few months of free agency. They let plenty of players walk, including David Edwards and Nick Scott, limiting the number of additions they’ve made up to this point.
On the third day of the current league year, the Rams picked up Matthew Stafford‘s 2023 option bonus and his 2024 salary, a decision that guaranteed just under $60M of the veteran quarterback’s contract.
Since Sean McVay took over in 2017, the Los Angeles Rams embraced their Hollywood locale and became a place to find stars. These stars primarily came through trade but Les Snead and Stan Kroenke aren’t afraid to spend top dollar.
The Los Angeles Rams offense will be looking to bounce back after a terrible 2022 season that saw several key guys go down to injuries. The receiver corps took a massive hit when Cooper Kupp suffered a high-ankle sprain that ended his season prematurely.
This offseason for the Los Angeles Rams has been a tough one. They achieved the ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl to cap off the 2021 season. However, they are now feeling the effects of how they went about that roster construction.
Drafting a punter is not a season or franchise-changing kind of selection. But punter and kicker Ethan Evans out of Wingate University is an absolute hidden gem of a pick for the Los Angeles Rams. But as far as 2023 is concerned, analysts and Rams watchers alike are of the mindset that Los Angeles is due for a disastrous season.