Sean McVay will rest most of the Los Angeles Rams starters during Saturday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
Based off how the third preseason game is usually an audition for NFL teams, most Los Angeles Rams fans assumed that Sean McVay would give some of the starters significant playing time during Saturday’s contest against the Denver Broncos.
Instead, it looks like McVay will continue to rest most of his top players on both sides of the football when taking on the Broncos, which Rams fans should be completely fine with.
While the argument can be made that Los Angeles should want certain players such as Jared Goff or Aaron Donald to participate in a few drives to avoid being rusty for Week 1 in September, McVay knows it’s simply not worth the risk.
For a team that recently lost a key player on defense last weekend in Micah Kiser during the loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the last thing McVay wants to do is see this happen again for another one of his starters.
The Rams are already facing enough pressure with the whole Todd Gurley situation since the star running back has continued to monitor leading up to September, so if they can find a way to make sure no other starter gets hurt by resting them against the Broncos, it’s a no brainer.
After coming up short the way they did against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl 53, the pressure will be on more than ever for the Rams to earn another trip to the playoffs for a third year in a row.
Now that Los Angeles at least knows what it takes to earn a trip to the Super Bowl, the team will face a new level of pressure in 2019 by seeing how they recover from failing to score a single touchdown on the NFL’s biggest stage.
With this in mind, the Rams realize the importance of making sure each of their starters on both sides of the football remain as healthy as possible to put them in the best position possible to earn a trip to Miami.
Saturday’s contest against Los Angeles may not be as exciting for fans to watch with most of the starters resting, but at least in the long run, this decision will prove to be the right one.