LA Rams find Guy Fieri's flavortown at safety in 2024 NFL FA market

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Will the Rams shop or draft for depth at safety position?

50+ safeties remain unsigned in the 2024 NFL Free Agency market, some of who you already know quite well. Jordan Fuller, John Johnson III, and Terrell Burgess are all waiting to sign their next contract. The question that remains is: Will the LA Rams front office sign any?

So far, the team has been very aggressive and active in the early hours of the 2024 NFL Free Agency market. The team has reached agreements with left guard Jonah Jackson (from Detroit Lions), and tight end Colby Parkinson (from Seattle Seahawks), and plans to reunite with former Rams defensive back Darious Williams.

The team is even rumored to be engaged in attempts to reach an agreement with a veteran edge rusher as well. And then there is the stated need for a backup quarterback. All of that appears to have a higher priority over signing an NFL safety. So does that mean that the safety position is off the shopping list?

I would not go that far. The Rams appear to be comfortable with viewing both Russ Yeast and Quentin Lake as potentials starters in the secondary in 2024. With that pair in place, the team can view less expensive options from the free agency market, or rookies from the 2024 NFL Draft, as adequate depth players who could earn significant playing time or even a starting role with a great training camp.

For now, there are plenty of options at safety. Perhaps too many? I expect that the Rams will not be rushing to sign a safety until they have a better handle on a pass rusher. By that time, the team will have options at safety in the 2024 NFL Draft (Cole Bishop perhaps?) or a low-cost veteran on a prove it deal.