Former Rams DL Michael Brockers in Titans sights?

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Even as the LA Rams are looking for a mulligan to reset their 2023 NFL season, former LA Rams defensive lineman Michael Brockers is attempting to take a similar track in his future as well. Michael Brockers is a former LA Rams defensive lineman who competed for the Rams for nine NFL seasons before he was unceremoniously traded to the Detroit Lions for next to nothing. He has a respectable season for the Lions in 2021, putting up 52 tackles and 1.0 quarterback sacks.

His production plummeted in 2022, as younger defensive linemen took over starting roles and Brockers found himself as a healthy scratch for as much as a month at a time for the Lions. With a young and impressive defensive line needing playing time, the Lions released the run-stuffing veteran in February 2022.

Now, it appears that the veteran could be on his way back into a new role in the NFL, this time with the Tennessee Titans.

While the LA Rams do not have the ready-cash necessary to compensate veteran players, I believe that Michael Brockers would make an ideal addition to the LA Rams this season. His ability to stuff the run would be of huge benefit for the Rams this year with a young and inexperienced defense. But even more than that, his leadership and steady demeanor would be ideally suited to help this young team remain on an even keel over a long 17 game regular season.

After a disappointing 2022 NFL season, Brockers' window of opportunity in the NFL may already be closing. For some teams that are looking for an every-down interior defensive lineman who can pressure opposing quarterbacks, Brockers time may already be in the rear-view window. Still, he still has value on running plays, and that rotational role could be just enough to keep a quality defensive line rotation fresh.

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No, Michael Brockers is not coming back to the LA Rams. For some fans, it's just as well. But for me? I would love to see how his leadership could shape all of these rookies on the Rams roster right now. If nothing else, Michael Brockers is a quality gentleman, both on and off the football field.