The LA Rams chose to infuse youth into the 2020 roster. Will the Rams regret that decision
The 2019 LA Rams were a healthy mix of veterans and youth on the roster. At safety, the Rams began the season with youth and veterans by starting both John Johnson and Eric Weddle. When Johnson fell to a season-ending injury, the team promoted rookie Taylor Rapp. So too did the offense feature the young and energetic young wide receiver Cooper Kupp to compliment the talents of veterans Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks.
The rushing attack was spearheaded by veteran running back Todd Gurley, and augmented by rookie Darrell Henderson and undrafted running back Malcolm Brown. The linebacking corps was bookended by veteran OLBs Clay Matthews and Dante Fowler Jr., while the interior was manned by Bryce Hager and Cory Littleton.
Experience required? Optional!
Even the quarterback room was led by the young Rams quarterback Jared Goff but backed up by NFL veteran Blake Bortles. Throughout the Rams roster, the team had balanced veterans with rookies. Ah, but that was then and this is now.
Eric Weddle retired. Brandin Cooks was traded. Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews were released. And Dante Fowler Jr. and Cory Littleton signed significant contracts to play elsewhere. They are gone. POOF! Vanished. And with them goes their many years of NFL experience. The roster will be reloaded, but not by veterans. The Rams will be fielding rookies in 2020.