What to make of the Los Angeles Rams 2019 offseason so far

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It’s time to take a look at what to make of the Los Angeles Rams offseason so far in 2019.

Back in February, the Los Angeles Rams lost Super Bowl 53 to the New England Patriots and the rough offseason wondering what could have been started shortly after.

To say the Rams have been busy since losing the Super Bowl would be a huge understatement, whether it happens to be losing key players or bringing on new talent.

As for the departures, Los Angeles lost Lamarcus Joyner, Ndamukong Suh, and Rodger Saffold to free agency on top of their decision to release Mark Barron and Blake Countess.

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Also, the Rams declined John Sullivan‘s option, but ended up re-signing Dante Fowler Jr. to a one-year prove it deal.

Along with re-signing Fowler, the Rams recently extended Troy Hill, and previously signed free agents Blake Bortles, Eric Weddle, and Clay Matthews III.

Back in April, the Rams happened to find plenty of talent in the draft, whether it was Taylor Rapp, from the University of Washington or Darrell Henderson, a speedy, change-of-pace back out of Memphis.

The remainder of the draft picks provided depth to the offensive and defensive line, along with the secondary and the linebacker corps.

Now that the offseason is in full effect with things like OTAs, teams like the Rams are back in the swing of things.

From an injury perspective, Los Angeles has Cooper Kupp continuing to rehab his torn ACL injury, although it is concerning to see Todd Gurley not fully participating in all drills.

This is a huge huge red flag and I don’t like it. Gurley may have a degenerative knee problem stemming from his ACL tear when he was at the University of Georgia.

Gurley’s knee seems like it will never be the same and the lucrative deal that signed last year looks absolutely horrible now for the Rams now that this knee issue has come up.

The Rams are in a pickle now with the Gurley now since it was last offseason in which he signed the four-year, $60 million dollar contract with a whopping $45 million guaranteed.

No matter how much the Rams try to sugarcoat things, this could be a major problem moving forward.

The Rams must also decide soon whether or not to extend Jared Goff and I for one am a fan of the Los Angeles quarterback.

Goff has shown to be a franchise quarterback with two seasons of solid play, and has the mental to lead the team to Super Bowl victory someday.

Unfortunately, the moment seemed to be a little too big for Goff when the Rams were in the Super Bowl against the Patriots.

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Goff had a few moments where he could have led the team to a win, but it did not go his way and unfortunately that’s the way things play out sometimes.

The blame is not totally on Goff (I’m also blaming Brandin Cooks for not catching those two potential touchdown passes). I’m almost all-in on Sean McVay, as he has turned the team into powerhouse but he’s not perfect.

McVay has done a wonderful job developing Goff and I’m wondering now, can he make any quarterback look like an absolute stud?

If this does in fact happen do be the case, would the Rams ever consider going with a different quarterback other than Goff moving forward?

The Rams do have a history of making aggressive moves in the offseason with their win-now mentality, so it’s difficult not to think about these kinds of things.

Either way, now that fans seem to be caught up with what the defending NFC champions have been up to this offseason, is it September yet so the Rams can finally swing into action again?