The Rams have been movers and shakers in this crazy offseason stockpiling up on some of the biggest names at key positions of need for their team. After trading for cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, the Rams worked a deal that landed them former Saints/Patriots WR Brandin Cooks along with adding Ndamukong Suh. These types of moves could push the Rams toward a very serious Super Bowl LIII contender or one of the biggest blowups in recent history.
One thing that is for certain is that LA General Manager Les Snead is no longer playing scared after an incredibly successful season from new Head Coach Sean McVay and QB Jared Goff. During an MMQB podcast with Peter King, Snead went on to praise the past year’s work of Doug Pederson and the Eagles approach as a whole saying:
“I got a simple rule: You can’t be scared in this league. Look at Doug Pederson this year and, it wasn’t reckless but it took courage and guess what? They won a Super Bowl on some of those fourth-down plays. So you try to do that as a general manager, but I also think, and this is long-winded answer, some of the analytics that you have now to really look at what historically draft picks bring you in reality over time.”
While both the Rams and Eagles selecting their franchise quarterbacks just a pick apart from one another during the 2016 draft, both organizations experienced tremendous success last season. While the Eagles were not big spenders in free agency, they did bring in some additional veterans to gel with an already cultured locker room. The Rams are hoping their additions push them over the top in a crowded NFC Conference.