LA Rams Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr., secure 12th W

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LA Rams love game-changers

By the time that the NFL Trade Deadline arrived, the LA Rams had already lost a trio of running backs, led by second-year rusher Cam Akers. The Rams had to fight through a host of injuries to their edge rushers, most notably one to OLB Justin Hollins.

The LA Rams traded for Von Miller to help out their less-than-optimal depth at a vital position on the defense.  The price tag? The LA Rams traded their second-round and third-round picks from the 2022 NFL Draft. Worth the price? We’ll soon see. For now, we can confirm that the LA Rams are beginning to see a return on the investment, but more on that later.  For now, the Rams obtained one of the NFL’s best.

The move would soon be met with another move that would alter the offense.

After the Cleveland Browns waived off wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., there was a lot of buzz over which team might sign him to their roster. Ultimately, after hard lobbying by Rams players, the Rams coaches and front office acquiesced and the deal was done. In just 10 days, the LA Rams added Von Miller to the defense and Odell Beckham Jr. to the offense. Two stars. Two important chess pieces to fit into the LA Rams strategic board

The LA Rams would quickly learn the value of adding OBJ, as Robert Woods was injured in practice and would be lost for the season.  While he was just deplaning and onboarding with his new team, the LA Rams had the foresight to avoid a disaster. Instead, the coaching staff was already coaching up their newest weapon just as the team lost one of their most versatile and productive weapons.

Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller made their careers as NFL game-changers. That is exactly what attracted the LA Rams to add them to the Rams roster. Now, what about getting them up to playing speed as LA Rams starters?