With one report claiming the Los Angeles Rams won’t trade or release Michael Brockers, the team should at least consider restructuring his contract.
In what shouldn’t come as a surprise at all, the Los Angeles Rams have already been quite busy at the beginning of free agency, whether it was taking advantage of Eric Weddle being available or convincing Dante Fowler Jr. to return on a one-year deal.
After coming up short the way they did in Super Bowl 53 to the New England Patriots, one can only imagine what kind of motivation the Rams will be playing with in 2019 to put them in the best position possible to punch a ticket to Miami next winter.
Of course, before Los Angeles can jump that far ahead to think of the possibility of playing in the Super Bowl for a second year in a row, the team is fully focused on continuing to build the necessary team to compete during the 2019 season.
With that being said, there has been speculation for a few weeks now that Los Angeles would weigh the possibility of moving on from Michael Brockers on defense after seven seasons, mainly because his contract was a little higher than it should be when matching it up to his production.
Numbers wise, it doesn’t seem to make that much sense to pay Brockers the $11 million due in 2019 after only recording one sack last year, although he did manage to start every single game last season for the Rams.
Still, when looking at some of the ways Los Angeles could use that money elsewhere, one would hope the team strongly takes into consideration the possibility of restructuring his deal, especially if they’re not going to move on from Brockers through a trade or release.
From the perspective of Brockers, one would hope that the veteran defender would realize the benefits of a restructured deal with the team to help Los Angeles build the necessary talent on both sides of the football with more money to spend.
As frustrating as it may seem for Brockers to be making all this money, this doesn’t necessarily mean he still can’t be a valuable member on defense for the Rams moving forward.
Sean McVay has done an incredible job over the last two seasons focusing on the importance of team culture, and if Brockers would be willing to take some sort of pay cut on a restructured deal to help Los Angeles, this would easily fall right into that category.