After breaking the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career last season, the Los Angeles Rams should expect the same for Robert Woods once again in 2019.
Two years ago, the Los Angeles Rams felt they earned an absolute steal in free agency after agreeing to a five-year deal with Robert Woods after the wideout spent the first four years of his career playing with the Buffalo Bills.
At the time, it was a major understatement to say the Rams were in desperate need of help at the wide receiver position after the team ranked dead last in the league during the 2016 season by only averaging 14 points per game.
Despite only a previous career high of 699 receiving yards, the Rams felt confident enough in Woods just needing a fresh start in an offense with a reliable quarterback like Jared Goff to finally live up to his true potential.
Based off the previous two seasons, that turned out to be exactly the case for Woods when taking into consideration how he’s caught 142 passes for 2,000 yards, and 11 touchdown catches in 28 games, showing just how effective he can be on offense.
Even more exciting for the Rams, Woods is coming off his first career 1,000-yard season (1,219 receiving yards in 2018), and as long as he remains healthy, there’s every reason to believe that streak will increase to two next season.
Watching Woods continue to develop the necessary chemistry with Goff over the last two seasons has been a major reason behind the success of the Rams’ offense, and one can only imagine what a third year playing together will have in store for these two.
Earning a chance with Los Angeles was by far the best thing to happen to Woods’ career, and it’s safe to say there are a handful of teams that wish they took a stronger approach in trying to sign the wideout back in 2017 during the free agency period.
After coming up short the way they did in Super Bowl 53 against the New England Patriots by failing to record a single touchdown, the pressure will be higher than ever for the Rams heading into the 2019 season, especially on the offensive side of the football.
Plenty of key factors will come into play when it comes to whether Los Angeles can continue to play at one of the highest levels on offense, and Woods will obviously be one of the players the Rams will be relying on the most.
If the last two years are any indication, Los Angeles should feel confident in Woods coming through once again, and if he manages to top his new career highs of 1,219 receiving yards with six touchdowns in 2019, would anyone really be surprised at all?