1. Fowler puts together career day
After starting the new season off on a hot note by recording two sacks in a win over the Carolina Panthers, Dante Fowler Jr. went the next five games without getting to the quarterback once.
Back in the offseason, the Rams made the smart decision to sign Fowler to a one-year deal to provide the linebacker an opportunity to prove he would be worth rewarding a hefty contract to down the road to keep him around for the long run.
Similar to Goff, one performance doesn’t necessarily guarantee what the future holds for Fowler, but watching the Florida product record three sacks in the win over the Falcons shows what he could bring to the table.
Leading up to last year’s deadline, Los Angeles knew they had nothing to lose in bringing Fowler on board from the Jaguars since the defender seemed like he just needed a fresh start on a new team, which has arguably been the case.
Depending on how the final two months go, Sunday’s performance could be the beginning of an epic run for Fowler to show Los Angeles it may not be a bad idea to consider rewarding him with a new deal sooner rather than later.
The Rams may prefer to wait, but if Fowler continues to play at a high level, his asking price could be at risk to go up.