Despite his recent release, the Los Angeles Rams should consider bringing Kayvon Webster back once he gets healthy.
Around this time last year, there was plenty of excitement surrounding the Los Angeles Rams signing Kayvon Webster since they believed he would end up being one of the most underrated cornerback signings in free agency. Even though he only had two career starts to his name from the four years he spent with the Denver Broncos, it was clear that Webster was ready to take on a larger role as a starter, and it was amazing to see him make the impact that he did in 2017 during his first year with the Rams.
Unfortunately, Webster’s season ended up being cut short in December when he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, putting the defense in a difficult position for the remainder of the season. Sure, Los Angeles would still go on to win the NFC West, but it was tough to see Webster sidelined for the rest of the year when seeing how great of a fit he was in Wade Phillips‘ defense.
In fact, one of the main reasons why the Rams were so excited about Webster in the first place was due to the previous two years he spent with Phillips in Denver, meaning he was already familiar with his system, and had an extra advantage. Without question, the decision to part ways with Webster recently was a tough one by Los Angeles since they were in a difficult position with him recovering from both the ruptured Achilles tendon along with a shoulder injury.
Due to all of the uncertainty during his recovery process, the Rams ended up releasing Webster recently to help clear up some salary cap space, although a potential return shouldn’t be ruled out down the road. Los Angeles may have loaded up on cornerbacks this offseason led by acquiring Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib in trades, but if they can find a way to bring Webster back at the right price once he’s healthy enough, it would certainly be worth the consideration. If not, well at least the Rams will still be in great shape on defense when looking at all of the talent Phillips is fortunate enough to work with.