LA Rams shocking reunion, and 3 reasons to love it

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Reason II: Sony Michel has done this before

The LA Rams have not been a very running back-friendly offense since parting ways with star running back Todd Gurley. While I'm not here to call out anyone onto the carpet, it has not all been due to disappointing performances from the number of running backs on the team. And nobody knows that more than veteran RB Sony Michel.

In 2021, the LA Rams did not give Michel a real opportunity to handle the load as the team's featured running back until the team had lost the third of three games in the longest losing streak of the 2021 NFL season. And I want to be crystal clear about this, after the Rams turned over the rushing duties to feature Sony Michel, the LA Rams won five of the last six games of the regular season. Their only loss? A three-point decision to their NFC Western Division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, on the last game of the year, in overtime.

Which takes me back to why I have been a huge proponent of RB Sony Michel in the LA Rams offense. Seriously, who wouldn't be?

But for whatever reason, the Rams offense pivoted from a very productive Sony Michel to a recently rehabbed but still quite untested Cam Akers in the postseason. The LA Rams won Super Bowl LVI, in a game in which Sony Michel played in seven offensive snaps and carried the football twice for a grand total of two yards.

He was never re-signed. His chapter seemed to be one of those fairy tale tales that spring up in the legends of the NFL. A running back who helped to defeat the LA Rams in Super Bowl LIII helped them to get to and win Super Bowl LVI seemed to be the stuff of legendary status. And it seemed as though his chapter with the Rams had been written and sealed.

But Sony Michel is back for more.