Rams receive good news by Jets rescinding offer to Ndamukong Suh

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The Los Angeles Rams continue to see if Ndamukong Suh could come on board for the 2018 season.

At first, the Los Angeles Rams seemed like a long shot to land Ndamukong Suh since the team has already been busy clearing up salary cap space for the 2018 season, but luckily the odds seemed to increase last week when they actually met up with the defensive superstar. And even though the meeting seemed to go well between the two parties, the Rams also realize they’re at a disadvantage when it comes to the money Suh will be looking for since teams like the New York Jets could easily offer larger deals.

In fact, the Jets emerged as a surprise landing spot for Suh a couple of days ago when the news came out of nowhere with the largest offer for the free agent defender, although an actual meeting between the two sides hadn’t officially taken place. Money wise, New York seemed to be a likely destination for Suh since they’re in a good position with their salary cap situation, but it looks like that is no longer the case.

Turns out, the Jets have rescinded their offer to Suh, which has Rams fans even more excited about the possibility of him joining Wade Phillips‘ defense since this would take their Super Bowl chances to a whole new level. But since there are other teams like the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans with a legitimate chance to sign Suh as well, all Los Angeles can do at the moment is continue to play the waiting game.

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Without question, the thought of Suh joining Aaron Donald on the defensive line would be absolutely terrifying for opponents to think about since it would almost seem impossible to prevent them from busting through offensive lines. As mentioned numerous times over the last couple of days, the Rams know the one advantage they have over other teams is the potential surrounding Sean McVay‘s squad to make a run at the Super Bowl.

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If Suh truly wanted to earn a ring before the time comes down the road to call it a career, Los Angeles may be his best option since the team is already considered heavy favorites to make a serious run in 2018. Only time will tell when it comes to Suh finally making his decision, but at least with this news surrounding the Jets, the Rams have to be feeling good heading into the final week of March.