Los Angeles Rams: 3 positive factors over holding off on Lamarcus Joyner extension
1. Rams can continue focusing on Donald deal
Between signing Ndamukong Suh to acquiring Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots, there’s no question the Rams were considered one of the biggest winners of the offseason since it took their Super Bowl chances to a whole new level. Based off what they were able to accomplish during Sean McVay‘s first season, one can only imagine how dangerous of a team Los Angeles is going to be moving forward, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be smooth sailing.
Plus, Los Angeles has to feel at least slightly concerned over the fact that training camp is right around the corner, and Aaron Donald is still without a new contract, despite the fact that he clearly deserves to be one of the highest paid players in the league. For months, the Rams seemed like they were inching closer to a deal, but the fact that it’s almost training camp, and nothing has happened yet is beyond frustrating.
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One can only imagine the reaction from Donald, and some of the fans if Los Angeles decided to get a deal done with Joyner since it’s clear which player deserves to receive the hefty deal first. With limited time before the start of training camp, maybe the Rams will pull off another surprise with a new deal in place for Donald, but Rams fans shouldn’t get their hopes up.