Even if Michael Crabtree makes a surprise return to the NFC West, this shouldn’t impact the Los Angeles Rams one bit.
As the Los Angeles Rams continue to prepare for the upcoming NFL Combine and free agency period, some big news in the football world took place on Monday afternoon when the Baltimore Ravens decided to release Michael Crabtree after only one season.
Last offseason, Crabtree joined the Ravens following his unexpected release from the Oakland Raiders with the intention of providing Baltimore’s offense with some much-needed help in the passing game.
After struggling to fit in once Lamar Jackson took over under center along with the fact that he only caught 54 passes all year for 607 yards with three touchdowns, it’s no surprise to see the Ravens make the decision to save some money by moving on from the veteran wideout.
What exactly does this have to do with the Rams? Well, Los Angeles certainly won’t be bringing the wideout on board since the team is already stacked at the receiver position, and replacing one of their current stars with Crabtree would simply be foolish.
But whether Crabtree could possibly return to the NFC West, well it’s certainly seems like a possibility, although his preference would most likely be to go elsewhere.
Rams fans remember well from back during the St. Louis days how Crabtree was a valuable member of the San Francisco 49ers from 2009-14 before signing with the Raiders in free agency before the 2015 season.
While the 49ers or Arizona Cardinals would seem like the top landing spots in the division if this were to happen since they need help at wide receiver, and Crabtree doesn’t exactly have the best history with the Seattle Seahawks, this still wouldn’t cause any concern by the Rams.
With all due respect to Crabtree as a player, any potential move involving the three other teams from the NFC West isn’t going to hurt the chances of Los Angeles finishing on top of the division for a third year in a row during the 2019 season.
Even if the case can be made that it wasn’t too long ago in which Crabtree caught 25 touchdown passes during his final three years with the Raiders from 2015-17, the Rams still won’t lose any sleep over the thought of the wideout making a potential return to the division.