1. Hurns would face less pressure to be top target
In a way, it’s difficult not to wonder if one of the main reasons why Hurns struggled the way he did for the most part in 10 games last season was due to the absence of Robinson, who suffered a torn ACL in Week 1. When a top target like Robinson goes down, it adds extra pressure to other players like Hurns, and while some individuals are capable of handling the pressure, there are others who crack.
By joining a high-powered offense in Los Angeles that consists of numerous key weapons for Goff to work with on offense ranging from Gurley, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp, Hurns wouldn’t even come close to feeling the pressure of being the No. 1 target in the passing game. If anything, Hurns would benefit from playing alongside such a talented group of teammates that could result in the former Miami star seeing additional passes thrown in his direction from Goff.
Plus, if Hurns were looking to join a team with a legitimate chance of being Super Bowl contenders, the Rams could be a perfect fit. The last few weeks have made it clear that Los Angeles is in a win-now mode when looking at all of the key moves made to give them a better chance of contending, and when looking at some of the surprises by the team that have already taken place, a move to land Hurns wouldn’t come as a shock at all if they believe he can make them better on offense.