Even though Khalil Mack was traded to the Chicago Bears on Saturday, it looks like the Los Angeles Rams were in the mix as well for a potential trade.
To say the Los Angeles Rams pulled off numerous surprise moves in the offseason to increase their chances of living up to the Super Bowl hype in 2018 would be a huge understatement when looking at what they exactly put together.
Whether it was pulling off trades out of nowhere to develop a new duo at cornerback in Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters or simply acquiring another speedy deep threat in Brandin Cooks for Jared Goff to work with, it’s easy to see why the Rams were a big winner of the offseason.
Not to mention, Los Angeles ended up being a surprise winner of the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes as well since most football fans believed at first the defensive freak would be too expensive to bring on board, which turned out to be just fine.
All of these big moves will play a key factor in whether the Rams can actually live up to the expectations of being a top contender in the NFC. But if football fans already thought this team was going to be difficult to beat during the 2018 season, one can only imagine if the team managed to pull off yet another surprise move in landing Khalil Mack.
As Jim Trotter points out, just the thought of Mack teaming up with two of the league’s top defenders in Suh and Aaron Donald sounds absolutely terrifying to think about. But also, just because the Rams were in the mix doesn’t mean this scenario should have been considered that realistic to happen.
First off, keep in mind that the Chicago Bears were forced to give up two future first-round picks to land Mack, although Los Angeles hasn’t picked in the first round in each of the last two seasons, meaning they most likely would have been open to the possibility.
Still, just hearing the news that the Rams were attempting to pull off this trade involving Mack shows once again how this team is going all in for the 2018 season with their win-now mode.
While it seems crazy to think Los Angeles would have found a way to convince Mack to suit up since he was holding out almost just as long as Donald for a new deal, chances are Sean McVay and company would have found a way.
Nothing against Oakland, but when comparing the two teams from a perspective of chances to live up to the Super Bowl hype, Los Angeles has them beat by a long shot. And even though the Rams came up short in acquiring Mack, just the thought of him joining the Rams’ defense sends chills through the bodies of any football fan.