2. Clay Matthews
Based off his veteran leadership alone, the addition of Clay Matthews deserves consideration for being one of the key moves made by Los Angeles this offseason, especially if the linebacker can benefit some of the younger players.
Football fans can say whatever they want about Matthews at this stage in his career, but the former Green Bay Packers star still seems to have plenty of gas left in the old tank to help keep the defense of the Rams in better shape during the 2019 season.
With that being said, just because Matthews is considered one of the starters at the moment doesn’t necessarily mean it’s guaranteed to stay that way since some of the younger players will be feeling a little extra motivated to potentially earn that spot.
Whether it happens to be Micah Kiser building off of last year’s experience as a rookie or one of the newest editions in Dakota Allen surprising as a rookie, Matthews better be ready to prove he deserves to be the starter.
Otherwise, the role Matthews plays during his first season with the Rams could be a reduced one, although there’s no doubt that he would handle it like a professional if this were to be the case.