3 reasons why LA Rams didn’t use team franchise tag in 2020

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Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead
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The LA Rams had options on either a franchise or transition tag to employ in 2020. Here are three reasons why they did not use either.

The LA Rams may have appeared to the naked eye to have been caught flat-footed by the 2020 NFL Free Agency period. While that may be the case, it’s highly unlikely. Of course, the appearance from the fans’ point of view may not see all the activity occurring behind the scenes, but that simply means that appearances can be deceiving.

Let’s be honest. It’s easy for the off-the-street fan to point at an NFL free agency list and declare a recognized name as the player the LA Rams should target in the NFL Free Agency market.  And it’s easy to just slap recognizable names into a makeshift NFL roster with no concerns to

But that ignores the fit to what the Rams do either offensively or defensively, ignores the team’s salary situation, and ignores the competing bids for that player or others like him.  The Rams are a very dynamic team right now. While the basic framework for the team remains the same, the characteristics of successful players on the team are changing.  In some roles, those characteristics may not be truly defined and/or vetted.

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That’s why the LA Rams coordinators elected not to attend the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. In short, they had months’ worth of work to accomplish in just several weeks. Some of that may still be yet to do. And it’s all due to the Rams hiring new coordinators