The Los Angeles Rams acquired Austin Corbett in a trade with the Cleveland Browns this week with the hope of improving the offensive line.
Despite the unit earning a reputation for being one of the best in the league over the previous two seasons, it’s been no secret that Los Angeles has taken a major step back in 2019 in regards to the offensive line, and unfortunately it has shown in Jared Goff‘s play.
To top the frustration off, the Rams recently lost Joseph Noteboom for the remainder of the year after the lineman suffered a torn ACL and MCL during Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers, which is part of the reason Los Angeles made the move for Corbett to join the squad.
Now that Corbett is officially a member of the Rams, some critics have already pointed out this wasn’t a smart move by Los Angeles since he’s not only appeared in just 14 games dating back to his rookie season in 2018, but also has yet to record a single start.
However, just because things didn’t exactly work out for the best in Cleveland doesn’t necessarily mean a fresh start in Los Angeles won’t help bring out the best in Corbett since playing in an offense run by Sean McVay has benefitted plenty of players over the years.
Not to mention, one of the main reasons why the Rams were thrilled to land Corbett from the Browns was due to his ability to play multiple positions on the offensive line since they could certainly use the extra depth.
Since Corbett has yet to play a single game for Los Angeles, it’s way too early to determine if acquiring the Nevada product was worth the trade, but hopefully if all goes well for the Rams, this will turn out to be an absolute steal.
Los Angeles was already facing a ton of extra pressure entering 2019 to show they still deserved to be considered a top contender, and while Corbett isn’t going to fix all of the issues with the line, it’s still worth taking a chance on.