On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams announced the four teams they will be facing in August for the 2019 preseason.
After falling just short of winning the Super Bowl this past season, all eyes will be on the Los Angeles Rams in 2019 to see if Sean McVay‘s team has what it takes to make another run, which unfortunately is always easier said than done.
While the Rams along with every other team won’t know their schedule for at least a few more weeks, it looks like the NFC champions at least know their opponents for the 2019 preseason, which may not seem like that big of a deal, but also brings some excitement.
A few weeks ago, Los Angeles found out the news they would get to host the Dallas Cowboys for the second game of preseason in Hawaii in what may seem more like a vacation than business trip, but the good news now is the Rams know the rest of their opponents.
Right away, that first game against the Oakland Raiders stands out since this means Los Angeles will get to see Antonio Brown make his preseason debut with the team after joining Jon Gruden‘s team in the offseason through a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Normally, it can be difficult to get excited about preseason action since McVay will most likely rest a good amount of starters to avoid unnecessary injuries, but also this year will be a bit different than the previous two seasons.
Unlike the last two years under McVay, it will be interesting to see how Los Angeles adjusts in certain areas, especially the offensive line with former key players in Rodger Saffold and John Sullivan no longer part of the picture.
Not to mention, there are all sorts of questions surrounding the ground game for the Rams after seeing how things played out with Todd Gurley in the NFC Championship and Super Bowl to go along with the news of the Pro Bowler dealing with arthritis in his knee.
Either way, some Rams fans may not find the release of the preseason schedule for 2019 all that exciting since the main focus will be on September quickly arriving, but at least the release shows the season will be here before they know it.
But before jumping too far ahead with the preseason, McVay and the Rams are fully focused on the upcoming draft in a few weeks since for the first time since 2016, Los Angeles will actually have a first-round selection.