The Los Angeles Rams may have made it to the Super Bowl but coming away without the W means that some things need to be shaken up in the offseason. The Rams have several key players that may or may not stay with the team for the 2019 season. So, the front office may be looking to fills some holes.
It looks like the Rams are focusing on defense, in particular. The defensive line could definitely see some changes this season. The one sure thing is Aaron Donald, the star defensive tackle for the Rams. He’s the highest paid defensive player in the NFL and is not going anywhere.
But the Rams’ other defensive tackle, Ndamokong Suh, may be harder to keep around. The veteran tackle didn’t have the best regular season with only 4.5 sacks. But he played well in the playoffs and that counts for a lot. A free agent, Suh could negotiate a contract out of the Rams’ price range. So it’s possible that someone else may have to join Donald on the defensive line this coming season.
At cornerback the Rams have Aquib Talib coming back for the last year of his contract. But Marcus Peters is not a sure thing. In the past four seasons, Peters has had 22 interceptions. That’s more than any other player in the NFL. Peters is another guy who didn’t have the best season but stepped it up come playoff time. Signed in 2015, Peters in entering the final year of his rookie contract. The Rams may well offer him an extension to make sure he sticks around.
Whatever the Rams do this offseason, they are still in position to be a Super Bowl contender this year. They had an amazing season in 2018 and their young coach, Sean McVay, and younger quarterback, Jared Goff, have gained a lot of necessary experience.