The Rams greatly regressed in 2019 after reaching the Super Bowl the prior year, as they watched 13 wins and three losses sink to nine wins and seven losses.
After controversially signing a four-year extension worth $134 million last offseason, quarterback Jared Goff’s play plummeted in 2019, as he finished 23rd in the NFL in QBR, 22nd in passer rating, tied for 3rd in interceptions, and his touchdowns went from 32 in 2018, to 22 a season later.
Goff is currently tied with Aaron Rodgers as the fourth highest paid quarterback in the NFL at $33.5 million per year.
Even though their offense ranked 7th in yards per game, and 11th in scoring, it was mostly hollow yards through the air and points that they scored while trailing, as the team ranked 26th in rushing. Rams running backs averaged a morbid 3.7 yards per carry, 27th in the NFL, and Todd Gurley, at times was completely banished from the game plan.
In the offseason the Rams acquired defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson from the Falcons, and linebacker Leonard Floyd from the Bears, and lost Dante Fowler Jr., Brandin Cooks, Greg Zuerlein, Cory Littleton, Eric Weddle, Todd Gurley, Clay Matthews, and Blake Bortles.
In the draft the Rams didn’t have a first round selection because of their past trade for superstar safety Jalen Ramsey, but they notably took Florida State running back Cam Akers in the second round.
The Rams are 33/1 odds to win the Super Bowl, 16/1 to win the NFC, 5/1`to win the NFC West, and +130 to make the playoffs.
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