Los Angeles Rams: An optimistic look at the future for Sean McVay’s team

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Let’s take a look at the optimistic future of the Los Angeles Rams after a successful 2017 season.

A few weeks ago, we took a pessimistic look at the Los Angeles Rams future, considering that everything went well for them in 2017. This week we take a more optimistic look. What do Rams fans have to be excited about and why should they expect even more success to come in 2018?


The reason for hope for this team starts, first and foremost, with the young guy calling the plays. Yes, 2017 Coach of the Year Sean McVay was the most important person in the organization last year, and even if some sort of tragedy struck this team (major injury, retirement, suspension, etc.), McVay would still be the reason to think the Rams could weather the storm. His offensive mind and ability to motivate players makes him a name to to in the next chapter of the NFL.


The Rams have legitimate stars on their team they can continue to build around. Jared Goff seems to have the quarterback position locked down for the next decade in this offense. Reigning offensive player of the year Todd Gurley is coming off of his best season ever and gives the offense so much versatility. Reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald is one of the most disruptive players in the game that gives this defense a huge edge every play. In the end, that talent on this team is real, and it is reason to have confidence.

The Division

Lastly, the Rams are in a division that looks winnable. A team’s first task is to win their division, which guarantees them a home playoff game. The NFC West has been one of the toughest divisions in football for close to a decade. But the formidable Seattle Seahawks are getting old and the Arizona Cardinals appear to be “bottoming out” for a rebuild with a new coach and a new quarterback. That leaves the San Francisco 49ers, who look to be the Rams biggest divisional rival for the foreseeable future. However, the Rams seem a couple years ahead of the Niners in the rebuild process, and should be able to figure out how to win more often than not.

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In the end, the offseason is the time that teams make themselves better. That should only add to the optimism Rams fans have as they look to the future.