Los Angeles Rams: 3 moves that make them a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2018

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley
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Keeping cornerback Trumaine Johnson is a serious task, but not an impossible one, especially since he’s made it known he’d like to remain with the Rams.

And believe the Rams would love to have his services in 2018, bookending perhaps the best defensive backfield in the NFC West and likely in the National Football League.

Los Angeles is certainly ambitious with their wants. They’d love to keep Johnson AND receiver Sammy Watkins too. Earlier in the year, General Manager Les Snead even spoke of wondering if he could find a way to have Tavon Austin in a Rams uniform.

Luckily, better judgment has likely overruled that idea.

But more than a few have suggested that keeping Johnson isn’t completely out of the question. Even as recently as today, Watkins said he would love to stay in Los Angeles also.

Johnson would change everything no just for the Rams, but for how they are viewed in 2018. If they were a little more than a great story last year, having Johnson and Marcus Peters in the LA backfield vaults them to the top of the league defensively and as a contender overall.

If the Rams have to choose between moving NFL heaven and earth for a player like either Watkins or Johnson, know that it’ll be defense that will be the reason Los Angeles wins a Super Bowl in the future, immediate or otherwise.