Ndamukong Suh is one of a few free agents the Los Angeles Rams will look into bringing back for another season.
As the Los Angeles Rams continue to deal with the aftermath surrounding their Super Bowl 53 loss to the New England Patriots, one of the tasks for the NFC champions over the next month or so will be which players are worth attempting to bring back for the 2019 season.
Just like every other team in the NFL, the Rams have a few players set to hit the open market in free agency, and while Los Angeles has plenty of players worth evaluating to return, the argument can be made that no one is bigger than Ndamukong Suh.
Last offseason, Suh was originally considered a long-shot candidate to sign with the Rams when taking into consideration how expensive it would be to bring on the defensive star, especially since signing Aaron Donald was a top priority on defense.
Against the odds, Los Angeles would convince Suh to come on board for a hefty one-year, $14 million deal to put the team in better position to compete for a Super Bowl, which turned out to be the case, despite the loss to the Patriots.
Not to mention, the presence of Suh on the same defensive line as Donald seemed to be an absolute nightmare for opponents to deal with based off their history of getting to quarterbacks.
Coming up short in the Super Bowl will leave the Rams with the unfortunate feeling of what could have been for most of the offseason, but the good news is there’s every reason to believe this team will make another strong push during the 2019 season.
Only time will tell when it comes to determining whether Suh ends up being part of that picture again, but after the results of this past season, Los Angeles should be making an extra push to make sure it happens.
While some football fans will label Suh as a dirty player due to some of his previous actions, it’s tough to deny the freak of an athlete he truly is. The 4.5 sacks recorded by Suh may not seem like that big of a deal on paper, but also keep in mind how his presence also played a key role in Donald setting a career high of 20.5 sacks in 2018.
When taking factors like this into consideration, the thought of bringing Suh back for another year to keep this dominance on the defensive line going should seem like a no brainer for a team like the Rams.
After taking the win-now approach this past season before coming up just shy in the Super Bowl, Los Angeles should take a similar approach again for the 2019 season with Suh part of the mix for a second year in a row.