Despite recent comments made by Ndamukong Suh being unsure about his future with the Los Angeles Rams, this seems meaningless at the moment.
Last March, the Los Angeles Rams pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the offseason by convincing Ndamukong Suh to come on board for the 2018 season, mainly because the assumption was his price tag would be too high.
After seeing what kind of contract he previously had with the Miami Dolphins on top of the fact that other players on the Rams like Aaron Donald were looking for new contracts as well, it was easy to understand why Suh was viewed as such a long shot, that is until he signed in March.
Even though it look Suh a little longer than most free agents to find his new home for the 2018 season after agreeing to a one-year, $14 million deal with Los Angeles, all that really mattered was a deal was reached between the two parties.
Dirty player or not, just the thought of Suh teaming up with Donald on the same defensive line sent chills through anyone just thinking about the potential surrounding this new defensive duo for the Rams.
So how did everything turn out for Los Angeles minus the embarrassing performance in Super Bowl 53 by the offense while the defense did great for the most part? Well, the Rams never did get to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, but with Suh stepping up big time in the playoffs to go along with the 4.5 sacks from the regular season, this move seemed to pay off for the NFC champions.
Not to mention, Suh deserves some credit for his presence helping draw extra attention at times to benefit Donald, who finished with a career high 20.5 sacks in 2018 on his way to winning Defensive Player of the Year for a second year in a row.
All things considered, one would assume that Los Angeles would be jumping all over the opportunity to re-sign Suh for another season, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t necessarily the case, as re-signing Suh is just one of many tough decisions the Rams are considering over the next couple of weeks.
To draw even more speculation, TMZ ran into Suh on Monday, and gave a simple “we’ll see” response when asked about whether he would return to the Rams in 2019.
While some fans will view this as a bad sign indicating that Suh seems to know his time in Los Angeles, there’s no reason to jump to assumptions just yet since it’s technically still February, and the start of free agency is still a few weeks away.
Also, football fans need to remember that when Suh did sign with the Rams last March, it happened in the final days of the month.
In other words, until Suh or Los Angeles provides an official update over specific plans for the upcoming season with any potential contract, statements like the one from Monday seem meaningless since plenty could happen from now until mid March.