LA Rams: Pros and Cons of fielding the youngest team in the NFL

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The LA Rams have four constants each season, no matter what year it is it seems. Well, since head coach Sean McVay has taken over for the team. They are: The Rams do not have a first-round pick; The Rams will struggle to get under the annual NFL salary cap; The LA Rams will have a winning season; The LA Rams are one of the youngest teams in the NFL.

The 2021 LA Rams are unique to the NFL with that set of constant criteria. In fact, young teams alone seldom have successful seasons. But the Rams have discovered that if they find, acquire, and compensate a few elite NFL players, they can win by surrounding them with very talented but inexpensive young players, and harnessing that youthful energy to rotate in and keep everyone fresh and rested.

After the Rams moved well ahead on the timeline to acquire veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford, there were concerns that the Rams may not be among the younger teams in the NFL. Instead? They are the youngest team among all 32 NFL teams.

So what does that mean for the LA Rams in 2021?

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Well, the team is bursting with young talent that is a bit raw. Of course, each day they have the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the NFL. It’s no small coincidence that the Rams young players develop so quickly into NFL-caliber talent.