NFL Trade Rumors: Would Rams trade for Jonathon Taylor?
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams seem to have things in hand in terms of their rushing offense. Or do they? After all the smoke clears and the 2022 NFL season is said and done, the LA Rams were excited to get a late-season surge out of veteran running back Cam Akers and will welcome back two rookie running backs Kyren Williams and Ronnie Rivers.
However, some fans have already turned on Akers. After all, this is the same running back who found himself in a heated dispute with LA Rams head coach Sean McVay before the Week 7 BYE. So livid was the dispute that the Rams benched the running back and sought a trade partner to send him to another NFL team’s roster.
When no team showed enough interest or was willing to meet the LA Rams’ asking price, the Rams reconciled with Akers. From that point on, Akers ran with new determination, very much resembling the promise of his NFL rookie season in 2020.
The Rams are poised to run, but who will carry the pigskin?
The fact that the LA Rams hired Mike LaFleur, a new offensive coordinator with a strong interest in establishing a rushing offense, suggests that Cam Akers is poised to have a career-high season for the LA Rams. Of course, there are other opinions out there. Some have commented that Akers will never carry the football for the LA Rams again. Others believe that Akers’s dispute with McVay disqualifies him as anything more than a rotational contributor on this team.
Even though the Rams and Akers seemed to come to an understanding, are those fans correct? Has Cam Akers already worn out his welcome with the LA Rams? While I don’t believe that to be the case, I cannot rule out the possibility. So what would the Rams do if Akers is no longer in their future plans at the running back position?
Perhaps a trade for an established NFL veteran running back? Such as the Indianapolis Colts veteran RB Jonathan Taylor?