For the eighth year in a row, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh earned a spot on the NFL Top 100 list for 2018.
When taking all of the action from the last couple of months into consideration, it’s safe to say the Los Angeles Rams were one of the biggest winners from the 2018 offseason when looking at all of the key talent added on both sides of the football.
From acquiring a new duo at cornerback in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib to bringing a new speedy deep threat for Jared Goff to work with in Brandin Cooks, there’s a reason why the Rams are already considered one of the early Super Bowl favorites.
While it was understandable to see the Miami Dolphins part ways with the defensive tackle to make room in the salary cap department, the chances of Suh joining a team like the Rams when looking at the money he would be looking for seemed like an absolute long shot to happen.
So when Los Angeles was able to convince Suh to join the squad on a one-year deal, it became even more clear this team was in a “win-now mode” to take advantage of being a serious Super Bowl contender.
Wade Phillips was already fortunate enough to have one of the league’s most dangerous defenders in Donald, but throwing Suh into the mix is going to take expectations surrounding the unit to a whole new level.
Football fans can say what they want about Suh’s immaturity, and how much of a distraction he can be in the locker room, but his talent is incredible.
In fact, with the NFL Top 100 list revealing on Monday that Suh (No. 61) would be included for the eighth year in a row, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise at this point in the veteran’s career.
Things may not have worked out the way Suh was hoping for in Los Angeles, but a fresh start on a new team along with an opportunity to work with one of the league’s best in Phillips should benefit both parties.
If all goes well for the Rams with Suh, this unit will have the chance to be one of the best in the league along with helping the team live up to the hype of being a serious Super Bowl contender. For the first time in what seems like forever, there’s a ton of hype surrounding Los Angeles, and it will be fun to watch Suh be part of the mix to boost the defensive side of the football.