As the Los Angeles Rams continue to wait on a decision by Ndamukong Suh, it looks like they have another team to compete with all of a sudden in the New York Jets.
Earlier in the week, the Los Angeles Rams met with Ndamukong Suh to see if it would be possible to bring the defensive superstar on board to play alongside Aaron Donald for the 2018 season, even if it seemed like an absolute long shot. When looking at all of the money Suh was making on his previous deal with the Miami Dolphins, it’s easy to understand why the chances of the two parties agreeing to a deal seem slim, but also possible.
From a perspective of wanting to win a Super Bowl, the Rams may be Suh’s best option heading into the 2018 season since he would already be joining a defense that was already considered one of the best in the league. And for the fans concerned over Suh being more of a distraction instead of a playmaker, keep in mind that Wade Phillips has a history of keeping his players in check, or the trade for Aqib Talib never would have even come close to happening.
After meeting with Los Angeles on Tuesday, Suh seemed to have his options trimmed down to the Rams, Tennessee Titans, or New Orleans Saints, all of which would see their chances of competing for a Super Bowl increase to a whole new level. However, it looks like Sean McVay and company have one more team to worry about after the New York Jets emerged as a potential landing spot for Suh on Friday.
Obviously, the main factor that will have to come into play for Suh is whether he would prefer to join a team willing to offer more money or one with a legitimate chance right now to make a serious run at the Super Bowl, which unfortunately doesn’t look like the Jets. When compared to Los Angeles and the other two teams listed as the best chances to land Suh, New York isn’t even close at the moment since the offense still seems to be a complete mess at the moment.
But unfortunately, if Suh does in fact take the approach of joining a team like the Jets simply because they are offering more money, it’s not even worth it for the Rams. At the end of the day, Los Angeles isn’t going to go out of their way to spend a ridiculous amount of money on Suh when they still need to take care of the most important factor on their defense for the future, which is a new contract at some point for Donald.