4. Rams still in “win now” mode
Thanks to their surprise success from McVay’s first season as head coach in 2017, the Rams made it clear last year they were in a “win now” mode to put the team in the best position to win the Super Bowl.
From acquiring Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs to pulling off a surprise trade with the New England Patriots for Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles made it clear in 2018 they were open to any move that seemed capable of helping them hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Despite coming up short the way they did in the Super Bowl, the Rams provided a perfect example of how being aggressive with key moves can pay off in a big way.
Clearly, Los Angeles never would have made this move for Ramsey while giving up two future first-round picks if they didn’t truly believe he could be a difference maker in helping the team win the Super Bowl.
Sitting at 3-3 is obviously the last position Los Angeles expected to be in at this point in the regular season, but with plenty of time remaining, no one should rule them out when it comes to the NFC playoff picture.
If anything, the trade to land Ramsey continues to show the mindset of doing whatever it takes to make a run at the Super Bowl is still in play, even if the price is hefty.