Looking at the 6 Rams named to 2017 NFL All-Pro Team

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley
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(Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images)
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Greg Zuerlein

Sticking to special teams, one of the most crushing things to see happen to the Rams this season was the loss of Greg Zuerlein for the year with a back injury, just a few weeks before the playoffs. But on a positive note, Zuerlein was still able to finish the 2017 season as the scoring champion (158 points) despite only playing in 14 games, showing how impressive of a season he truly had with Los Angeles.

Entering the 2017 season, Zuerlein previously had a career high of 26 field goals made, so to see him convert 38 of 40 attempts before going down with his back injury was completely unexpected, but also shows how amazing the Rams’ offense has been this season. And to think there was a time last season in which Zuerlein’s job seemed to be in jeopardy after Los Angeles was concerned he may not be the long-term answer at kicker, which obviously is no longer an issue.

No matter how hard Sam Ficken tries, the new Rams kicker isn’t going to even come close to the same level of impact as Zuerlein. But despite how disappointing the end of the regular season was for Zuerlein, at least the kicker should be proud over the fact that he earned a spot on the All-Pro Team for this season.