The Los Angeles Rams snag the last big fish in the free agency pond by signing Ndmaukong Suh, signaling a big shift in the NFC.
The Philadelphia Eagles may be Super Bowl champions, but the hands down favorite in the NFC and the newest challenger to Philly repeating is the Los Angeles Rams.
Actually, check that.
Ndamukong Suh to LA is a genuine sea change in the NFC AND the National Football League.
What was a nice story in 2017, evolved into the Rams being one of the most aggressive teams entering free agency. Now, Los Angeles has managed to stockpile the kind of talent to not just win the NFC West again, but to make a bonafide, all-in run at a Super Bowl as early as the 2018 season.
Three names on one team that is NOT in Honolulu or Orlando representing one conference at the Pro Bowl.
They are all in Los Angeles.
But know this Rams fans; this is a full locker room. Head coach Sean McVay and most especially defensive coordinator Wade Wade Phillips, have the kind of combustible talent that can erupt at a moment’s notice. If LA is winning, it will be good times.
If not, probably not so much.
But for now, Super Bowl odds will note that the Rams are a serious contender. If they can hold it together for 17 weeks and 16 games, sky’s the limit.
One question now is what does this mean for Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald? Suh is a one year deal for $14 million. I’ve said all offseason that General Manager Les Snead has time on his side when it came to working out a long term deal with Donald.
That theory may get tested now.
Either way, give credit to a Rams organization who wants to win sooner rather than later.