Los Angeles Rams fans will cringe at this, but a bigger priority could be made on a host of fronts, and none of them involve Aaron Donald. LA has time, and plenty of it when it comes to the All Everything defensive lineman.
The bottom line is that short of underachieving, the Rams will be a legitimate threat not just in the NFC West, and not just in the NFC as a conference title contender, but for a Lombardi Trophy.
As I’ve written these last few weeks, the gap between the Rams and the two teams who played in the NFC Championship Game, is small.
Yes, it’s true, Los Angeles was not inspiring in their playoff appearance against the Falcons, but don’t let that fool you.
If the Rams put all there emphasis on closing the gap with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings, they’d find that gap close. So close in fact that maybe doing everything needed to secure Johnson accomplishes that.
Maybe even after taking care of Tru, they get something done with Sammy Watkins. If he sees the Rams that close, maybe the dollars and cents aren’t “all that.”
Especially if it looks like the 2018 Rams are closer to Super Sunday than any other destination who makes a run at him.