2020 LA Rams Salary Cap anatomy

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Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead
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Los Angeles enters the 2020 offseason with a priority to maneuver the NFL salary cap

The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of places to spend their salary cap dollars in 2020.  But the team will run out long before they fill their shopping list. That means foolhardy writers like myself have a golden opportunity to entertain fans with our knowledge, or lack thereof, of the annual “capology” article. Whether foolhardy, well-intended, or well informed, I will not shy away from the chance to at least place  this topic in your weekly discussions. My goal is to entertain and inform.

That being said, it’s time for my annual attempt to summarize the NFL salary cap for fans heading into a new fiscal year. Yes, LA Rams fans, let’s talk dollars and sense.

Here’s a good place to pause.  You see, there will always be that favorite player or two where fans will disagree with the decisions of the front office. That’s part of the thrill of the off-season. Emotions are part of the reason we follow our favorite sports teams.

Despite all the analytics and rationalization, this is still a guessing game, folks. The front office analyzes far more data than we as fans or writers do to form the basis of their decisions.  After all, that’s what the staff of professionals is paid to do – build the most competitive roster for the team. Sometimes that means pruning the roster to make room for new talent.  Sometimes that means investing in the current talent.