Derek Carrier will reunite with Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay after being traded from the Washington Redskins.
As the Los Angeles Rams continue to trim their roster down to 53 players before the deadline, it looks like the team is keeping busy with some trades as well after the team acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the Washington Redskins. And while this may not seem like the most exciting trade in the world for Rams fans, it’s safe to say Sean McVay wouldn’t have put in the effort to land his former tight end if he didn’t have some sort of plan to use him during the 2017 NFL season.
Carrier spent the last two seasons with McVay as a member of the Redskins, and even though his numbers are far from impressive, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Los Angeles head coach had plans to use him on the blocking side, especially after the team parted ways with Sam Rogers. Seeing Carrier only catch 19 passes for 151 yards with a touchdown in 20 games over the last two years with Washington shows how he’s not that much of an offensive threat, so it will be interesting to see McVay’s plans to use him now that he’s reunited with the tight end.
With all due respect to Carrier, the Redskins seemed set on releasing the tight end if they failed to reach an agreement with another team in a trade, so at least this deal seemed to workout well for both parties. Of course, it’s only a matter of time before seeing what the rest of the 53-man roster looks like for the Rams, but at least their top two pass-catching tight ends don’t have anything to worry about.
After seeing his success over the years working with tight ends, there’s plenty of excitement surrounding Los Angeles when it comes to Jared Goff using Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett in the passing game. Compared to last season, this Rams’ offense is going to look completely different with all these new weapons to work with, and it will be even more interesting to see how Carrier fits into all of these plans, as mentioned before.