Rams end up shocking NFL by winning Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes

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In a move that seemed impossible a few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Rams convinced Ndamukong Suh to come on board for the 2018 season.

Since last week, Los Angeles Rams fans have patiently been waiting to see which team Ndamukong Suh would end up signing with following his release from the Miami Dolphins to clear up some salary cap space. Turns out, the Rams just watched their Super Bowl odds hit a whole new level after the defensive star decided to join the NFC West champions, which should terrify opponents heading into 2018.

Originally, Los Angeles seemed like a long shot destination for a player like Suh when looking at the money he was expected to be looking for. In fact, many expected Suh to strongly consider joining the New York Jets since they appeared to have the most money to offer, only to see the team eventually rescind their offer this past weekend.

Even heading into Monday, the Rams knew they were facing some heavy competition to land Suh since they would have to compete with the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints. But after all of that waiting, it looks like Suh will be coming to Los Angeles, and will certainly be making some great money as well.

All of a sudden, the dream of Suh playing alongside the same defensive line as Aaron Donald is about to become a reality, as Wade Phillips has even more reason to be thrilled over the potential surrounding his unit heading into 2018. The Rams had already set the bar high with their new duo at cornerback in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, but the signing of Suh takes the potential surrounding this unit to a whole new level.

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Forget all of the concerns surrounding Suh being a head case, as Los Angeles never would have considered this move if they didn’t strongly believe in the ability of Phillips to keep him in check. Don’t look now, but the Rams continue to show they’re in win-now mode with this latest signing of Suh, which is terrifying to think about. If football fans were surprised by how this team emerged out of nowhere during Sean McVay‘s first season as head coach, just imagine what could be in store for this team heading into 2018 when looking at all of these crazy offseason moves.