8 LA Rams players who won’t be back in 2022
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams are busy winning on the football field even as the front office continues to assemble a roster that can win through the regular season and well into the playoffs. Now at 11-4, the question is no longer IF the LA Rams will compete in the playoffs, but where will the Rams be seeded? And for that answer, we must simply be patient and allow the season to play out.
Since we have time until that occurs, we can turn our gaze elsewhere. Now, we have a chance to consider the future of the LA Rams with what we know today and what could be tomorrow. It’s nearly the turn of a new year. A new year means new beginnings. Still, it can also bring a sense of taking stock in what has been.
Age-old traditions of may New Year’s Resolutions combine that new beginning with the lessons learned through the trials and tribulations of the past. In the NFL, it’s the ritual of taking a hard look at the goals set from the previous season, comparing performances, and then using that information to set new goals and adapt lessons learned to strategize more effective means of accomplishing those goals.
2022? Happy New Year!
For example, what of 2022? It’s quite obvious at this point that the LA Rams roster, purely from a starting lineup, will need to be wholely intact without the aid of reinforcements from the 2022 NFL Draft. That’s because, per Tankathon.com, the LA Rams have the worst set of draft picks from any NFL in the upcoming draft. It’s so bleak, purely from a draft perspective, that the team will likely not have a single pick in the Top-100 rookies chosen from the board.
That’s one way to ensure no more screw-ups, like selecting WR Tutu Atwell over offensive lineman Creed Humphrey, right?
But on a more serious note, the Rams will need to make hard roster choices. As the team prepared to face the 2021 NFL Season, the team opted to extend OLB Leonard Floyd, and by doing so allow John Johnson III, Troy Hill, Samson Ebukam, Austin Blythe, Morgan Fox, Gerald Everett, Josh Reynolds, and more to find new NFL teams to join this season. So that brings us to the topic for this article. Which players will not be back in 2022?
Well, let’s start by examining whose contract expires at the end of this year, shall we?