7 dream extensions that will happen with latest Rams salary cap figures

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VII: A Fuller secondary is never a bad thing

The LA Rams may need to reinforce their defense in multiple ways to prepare for the 2024 NFL season, but the team should look long and hard at extending defensive back Jordan Fuller. While history is not on Fuller's side, the truth is that the team should view extending this safety as something that the front office must prioritize.

Unlike 2023 free agent DBs Taylor Rapp and Nick Scott, Jordan Fuller is a defensive back who truly offers more to the team's secondary than a center fielder who depends on reading an opposing quarterback's eyes to be in correct position to make a play on the football.

Fuller is an ideal size, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 203 pounds. He also has a very high football IQ, at one time leading the defense by calling the plays. Best of all, his pass defense rivals that of cornerbacks, allowing just 34 of 54 passes to find their mark in 2023.

While has has not always been healthy enough to suit up, he did manage to suit up for all 17 games in 2023. He was a true workhorse, playing 1,059 defensive snaps and 118 special team snaps. Fuller accounted for 94 tackles and one tackle for a loss last season. He also intercepted three passes, forced three fumbles, and deflected eight passes.

The Rams do have young safeties Russ Yeast and Quentin Lake on the roster, both of who are looking for more playing time in 2024. But I believe that the setting is right to bring Fuller back on a team-friendly deal. The secondary seemed to struggle at times with too many young defensive backs on the field at the same time. Bringing Fuller back gives the secondary a true veteran to lead the rest.

Likely extension terms: One-year $6 million