After two years with the Los Angeles Rams, it may be time for the team to move on from John Sullivan.
Before football fans know it, the upcoming free agency period will officially be underway, and when it comes to the Los Angeles Rams, there will be plenty of tough decisions to put them in better position to compete for the 2019 season.
Whether it involves the possibility of bringing Ndamukong Suh back on another deal or simply parting ways with someone like Mark Barron, it’s going to be an interesting next couple of weeks for the Rams determining some key decisions leading up to the beginning of free agency.
However, one of the potential decisions that seems to be flying under the radar is whether it may be time to move on from John Sullivan, who has spent the last two seasons with the team.
Two years ago when the Rams were in desperate need of help at center, Sullivan was brought on board to help fill the need since the veteran had previously worked with Sean McVay as members of the Washington Redskins during the 2016 season.
That year, Sullivan only started one game for the Redskins, but the fact that he previously started 93 of 109 games during seven spent with the Minnesota Vikings was one of the reasons why the Rams were willing to give him a shot.
From an overall perspective, Sullivan has been a solid member of the offensive line for Los Angeles, but there were times in which his level of play appeared to be ineffective this past season.
With this in mind, it’s difficult not to wonder if the Rams are considering the possibility of moving on from Sullivan since his decline in play to go along with the fact that he will be 34 at the start of next season makes this seem like a risky play.
Plus, with the upcoming combine in Indianapolis, and free agency period getting underway in the middle of March, Los Angeles could have plenty of replacements for Sullivan to consider if this were the direction they were to take.
Unfortunately, decisions like this are one of the most difficult parts of the NFL as a business, and as much as the Rams would prefer to give Sullivan another shot, they also know doing what’s best for the team is always a top priority.