The Los Angeles Rams could lose Malcolm Brown to the Detroit Lions if they don’t match an offer sheet.
While the last week can be best described as somewhat quiet when compared to most teams, the Los Angeles Rams face a difficult decision to make in the next couple of days when it comes to deciding if Malcolm Brown is worth bringing back for another season.
Since the Rams tendered the previously undrafted running back, the team was given five days beginning on Tuesday to match the offer Brown received from the Detroit Lions, meaning it’s time for the NFC champions to weigh out all potential options.
Obviously, Todd Gurley is still the No. 1 running back for Los Angeles on offense, but Sean McVay and company made it clear this offseason there would be a different approach towards their star player in 2019 as a result of a knee injury.
Words can’t even describe how high the level of frustration has been surrounding Gurley since the Rams took forever to update fans what exactly was going on with his knee in the postseason before reports indicated he has arthritis.
In previous years, Gurley has always been described as a workhorse capable of handling as many carries as Los Angeles needed him to on offense, but with this new issue surrounding his knee, the team knows they may need to cut back on his workload.
That’s where Brown comes into play since the running back has been one of McVay’s favorites over the last two years, and could see an increased workload if the Rams were to bring him back in 2019.
Then again, if Los Angeles decides to let Brown walk, and join Detroit, here are three potential options for the team to consider at running back to assist Gurley.