When considering it’s May, and Ndamukong Suh is still in search of a new home, it looks like the Los Angeles Rams made the right choice moving on from the veteran.
After agreeing to a hefty one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh last offseason, the Los Angeles Rams knew right away this year it would be too difficult to bring him back in 2019, mainly because his asking price would most likely be too high.
As tempting as it was to reward Suh with another deal to put the Rams in another solid position to make a run at the Super Bowl, the team also knew some of the money the veteran would be looking for needed to be spent elsewhere.
Not to mention, there were some concerns last year that Los Angeles overpaid for Suh since the argument can be made that despite some impressive outings, his overall play didn’t exactly match the money he was making.
With all of this in mind, it’s easy to understand the decision by the Rams to move on from Suh since from a long-term perspective, this wouldn’t have been the right move.
Plus, after all of the high expectations surrounding Greg Gaines from the recent 2019 NFL Draft to help provide an extra weapon to the defensive line, the decision to move on from Suh seems like it worked out for the best with Los Angeles.
So what does this mean for Suh during the 2019 season as far as his next team is concerned?
Well, unfortunately for the veteran defender, the fact that it’s already May, and he’s still without a home for next season, this shows the market just isn’t there for the former first-round pick, meaning the Rams seemed to know what they were doing by moving on.
In time, Suh will most likely end up on a team at a cheaper price since chances are someone is going to want to take a chance, especially if some sort of injury to another player takes place.
There was a time in which Suh was viewed as one of the most dangerous defenders across the NFL, but those times are in the past, and last season is the perfect example of how he’s not as elite as he used to be.
Luckily for the Rams, the team seemed to make the right decision by allowing him to test the free agency market since the lack of interest from teams at the moment makes it seem like he’s far from the dominant player he used to be, otherwise someone would have signed him by now.