5 NFL FA centers for the LA Rams to keep an eye on

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Option II

Okay, now we are still in the sub-compact section of the rent-a-car menu, but former Dallas Cowboys offensive center Joe Looney can give the Rams a 16 game starter in case of emergency.  The Dallas Cowboys offensive line in 2020 struggled over a host of problems. Of course, Looney was not the solution, but he was not as bad as he was deemed to be responsible for.

The truth of the matter is that the Dallas Cowboys offense was built on the premise of passing the ball, and less focused upon pass rushers getting to the quarterback. Starting quarterback Dak Prescott learned the hard way about how that strategy can backfire.

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Looney is a 6-foot-3 315-pound veteran who was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 117th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. Since that time, he has been both a reserve and starter in the NFL.  The most attractive quality about Looney is his price tag. The Rams should be able to land him for a minimal one-year deal.

In 764 offensive snaps, Looney allowed three quarterback sacks in 2020 and committed two penalties. While not reassuring, he was playing among a cast of characters who were in and out all season. Adding him may not be THE answer, but it does provide an answer until the Rams have a better option either from the draft of the existing roster.