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Which Way is the Rams Arrow Pointing?

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By Usayd Koshul February 28, 2020 0 Comment
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Last year at this time, if there was a head coach-quarterback duo that was on the rise, it was the Los Angeles Rams Sean McVay and Jared Goff. The two were fresh off a Super Bowl (loss) but with names like Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp, and Robert Woods returning, the pieces were in place for another Super Bowl run led by McVay and Goff.

Then 2019 happened. The Rams would start the season 3-0 before losing three straight to bring their record to .500 by mid-October. Through the final ten weeks of the season, the Rams would go 6-4 while missing the playoffs. An up-and-down 2019 season led many to wonder. Has the rest of the NFL finally caught up toMcVay? Will Goff fail to deliver after signing a contract that saw him earn $110 million dollars in guaranteed money? What about superstar running back Todd Gurley, who seemed to be in and out of the lineup at times in 2019?

Sometimes in the NFL, all it takes is one good or bad season to turn things around. Heading into 2020, if it’s hard to determine what direction the arrow is pointing for the Rams. Goff, Donald, and Gurley are all still under contract until at least 2023. Then there’s corner back Jalen Ramsey, whom general manager Les Snead acquired halfway through the 2019 season via trade who’s ready for an extension as well. Had McVay not made his adjustments at certain points in 2019, it’s likely that the Rams would have been a .500 team at best. Now, in an off season of uncertainty, there’s no knowing what’s going to happen.

Thanks to a trade for corner back Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles has no first-round picks in 2020 but they do have five picks between rounds two to seven with three picks between rounds two, three, and four. As the Rams get ready to retool the roster, the arrow continues to point sideways. With a few smart moves this off season, Snead, McVay, and Goff could have the Rams back on top in 2020 but the rest of the NFC looks better than it did when McVay arrived in Los Angeles in 2017 meaning it’ll be harder this time around to get the Rams back on top.

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