Los Angeles Rams fans should be thrilled to see Robert Woods showing high praise for his teammate in Josh Reynolds heading into the 2019 season.
During the 2017 offseason, the Los Angeles Rams decided to sign Robert Woods in free agency to improve their receiving corps, and even though they didn’t know at the time, this would turn out to be an absolute steal of a signing.
At the time, no one really viewed Woods as the kind of player who could develop into a No. 1 wide receiver, especially in a struggling offense like the Rams.
Heading into 2019, Woods is coming off a career year in which he caught 86 passes for 1,219 yards to go along with six touchdowns, making it seem clear that a fresh start in the right system is all the wideout needed to live up to his true potential.
Rightfully so, Los Angeles made the right move this offseason by rewarding Woods with a little bit of a pay raise for the next two years, a move they didn’t have to make, but wanted to just to show their appreciation.
After two years of playing under Sean McVay’s system, one can only imagine what year three will have for Woods with the Rams, as the wideout would love nothing more than to see his team earn another shot at winning the Super Bowl.
Of course, if that’s going to have any chance of happening, Los Angeles knows that Woods and the rest of his teammates on offense will need to be in for another big year.
Last season, Los Angeles was considered to have one of the strongest trio of receivers led by Woods, Brandin Cooks, and Cooper Kupp.
And while it was frustrating to lose Kupp when the Rams did to a torn ACL in November, Josh Reynolds certainly deserves plenty of credit for stepping up when his team needed him the most.
Reynolds may not be on the same level of Kupp from a consistency perspective, but also the Rams seem hopeful that he will see a much larger role in 2019 to help take some of the pressure off his teammate.
Deep down, Los Angeles realizes the last thing they can afford to do is overwork Kupp too much to the point where he’s at risk to suffer another injury, meaning McVay will most likely find more ways to get Reynolds involved in 2019.
In a recent article describing the kind of impact Kupp’s return is expected to have, one of the key things that stood out the most was hearing Woods describe the Rams receivers as a “four-headed monster.”
As mentioned before, most of the talk surrounding Los Angeles last season was their stellar trio of receivers, so to hear Woods include Reynolds in the “four-headed monster” nickname shows how valuable he considers his teammate.
Even though the chances of Reynolds putting up similar numbers to the rest of his teammates in 2019 seem slim, his presence and involvement alone should make a huge difference on offense for the Rams.
Plus, when seeing how Woods has managed to overcome the odds of becoming a top receiver in the league over the last two years, 2019 looks like another great opportunity for Reynolds to learn from his teammate.