After helping fill in for the Los Angeles Rams at the end of last season, C.J. Anderson agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions on Monday.
Since the Los Angeles Rams seemed to make it clear they had no plans of bringing C.J. Anderson back for the 2019 season, it seemed like only a matter of time before the veteran running back found a new team, which finally happened on Monday.
Signing with the Detroit Lions after reaching the Super Bowl last year with the Rams may not seem like the most exciting thing in the world for a player like Anderson, but if all goes well, this could work out great for both parties.
Meanwhile, as thrilled as Los Angeles is to see what the duo of Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown will accomplish next season, it’s going to difficult not to wonder if moving on from Anderson turns out to be a decision they regret down the road.
Originally, Anderson was brought on board by the Rams in December as an insurance policy for Gurley when the Pro Bowler was dealing with a knee injury that appeared to be minor at the time before it was revealed later on that arthritis appears to be the issue.
Clearly, Los Angeles will need to take a different approach with their beloved running back in 2019 since Gurley has always been viewed as a workhorse. And after seeing how great of a job Anderson did at complimenting Gurley in the backfield during the postseason, only time will tell when it comes to determining whether the Rams end up regretting their decision.
So with the recent news surrounding Anderson finding a new team in the Lions, here are four reasons to consider in regards to the Rams, and why they may end up regretting the decision made to move on from their former running back.