6. Greg Zuerlein
Believe it or not, Greg Zuerlein was one of the few positives of the Los Angeles Rams’ offense in 2016 when considering the unit ranked dead last in the league by only averaging 14 points per game. Zuerlein recently received a three-year deal from the team this week after converting 19 of 22 field goals last year, but the kicker still has a long way to go when proving he’s the right answer for the Rams on special teams.
Don’t forget last offseason there was some speculation surrounding Zuerlein on whether Los Angeles should move on from the kicker after a rough 2015 outing. To say Zuerlein struggled that season would be a huge understatement after he only converted 20 of 30 field goals, which is part of the reason why the team was exploring other options at one point.
Taylor Bertolet was brought on board last year during training camp for some competition, but the Rams still ended up going with Zuerlein for the 2016 season. With a new deal in place, here’s to hoping that Zuerlein has another strong outing in 2017 along with more opportunities for field goal attempts thanks to an improved offense under Sean McVay.