This LA Rams-Deebo Samuel trade could actually work

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LA Rams Rumors Deebo Samuel
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The LA Rams are the defending NFL Champions, and as such, they have the type of swagger that is awfully appealing to younger players. Say the type of player who is currently under contract with an NFC West rival, but whose relationship has reached the breaking point.  No, I’m not talking about Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. And the Rams have already signed Seattle Seahawks All-Pro inside linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Right now, I’m talking about the chasm that continues to grow rapidly between WR Deebo Samuel and the San Francisco 49ers. A chasm that cracked only recently this off-season, but one that has taken on a life of its own.

But reports from those much closer to the situation indicate that tensions have risen so much that the team and the player’s agent are no longer negotiating a new contract. The reports from family members and NFL insiders indicate that 49ers WR Deebo Samuel is insisting upon being traded away to a new team. That certainly was not something that anyone, especially the San Francisco 49ers’ front office, expected to be dealing with right now.

Deebo says – Trade me

Does Deebo Samuel want more money? We’re far beyond that point. Right now, he wants to be traded. Just… traded. Now, that just so happens to be something that pops up on our radar screen. Deebo Samuel is unhappy with how the Niners are using him.

Okay. So which NFL teams could actually benefit from a player like WR Deebo Samuel?

There is an opportunity to make a trade for a solid player, one who could benefit by playing in the LA Rams offense and one who could benefit the team as well.

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The trick with any trade package, particularly one that is under the microscope of the entire NFL,  is that the value received from the trade partner must be greater than the value surrendered. For the LA Rams, they have managed to cheat that equation by giving draft picks, currency with uncertain value, in recent trades.