After finishing last year with only four wins, the Los Angeles Rams start off near the bottom of the 2017 NFL Power Rankings.
The 2017 NFL Power Rankings are finally here now that it’s the offseason, and after a 4-12 finish last season, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Los Angeles Rams start off towards the bottom of the list. On the bright side, at least starting off this low means the team can only go up from here.
Expectations were high at first for the Rams heading into the 2016 season after finishing with a 7-9 record the year before, but Jeff Fisher‘s squad took a major step backwards instead of forward after the offense couldn’t figure out a way to get rolling, no matter who was under center. Originally, Fisher believed veteran Case Keenum was the answer to make Los Angeles surprise contenders in the NFC, but that clearly wasn’t the case since he would eventually be replaced with Jared Goff.
Even though the Rams planned on having Goff learn from the sidelines as a rookie at first, the experience by the former California star will hopefully payoff during his sophomore season. Between the hiring of Sean McVay, who worked wonders with Kirk Cousins, along with the addition of a few key assistants, the sky could be the limit for Goff in 2017, but he still has a long way to go.
Los Angeles made it obvious this year there’s a good chance this team is still another year or two away from becoming real contenders in the NFC after the offense averaged just 14 points per game last season. With the offseason officially underway, take a look at where the Rams currently stand compared to the other 31 teams in the 2017 NFL Power Rankings.