3. Duke Johnson Jr.
Believe it or not, Duke Johnson Jr. is the one current member of the Browns who has seen his name thrown around in trade discussions for months now, yet still remains on the team.
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In previous years, the thought of a team like the Rams adding another running back like Johnson to the roster would seem unnecessary since Todd Gurley has proven to be an absolute workhorse over the last couple of seasons, but circumstances are different in 2019.
With the concerns surrounding Gurley’s knee injury continuing to grow by the day, Los Angeles seems prepared to take a different approach with their star running back next season by spreading the football around more.
If this turns out to be the case, the Rams do have a few candidates such as Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson who seem ready to step up if needed, but also there’s no guarantee that either one of these running backs would be successful.
A trade for Johnson would most likely mean that Los Angeles wants to make sure to have additional insurance on the depth chart in case Gurley is unable to go, and while this may not seem to be the case at the moment, no one should be surprised if it were to end up this way.
When looking at all of the reports since the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the argument can be made that Los Angeles hasn’t exactly done the best job in making the fan base feel confident over the situation involving Gurley’s knee.