Latest B/R blockbuster trade proposal puts Rams in NFC West driver seat

GM Les Snead,  Los Angeles Rams
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Why the Rams push for this trade

It's a foregone conclusion that what HC Sean McVay wants, the LA Rams will go to great lengths to acquire. That was apparent in the 2024 NFL Draft, as the latest Roku Channel's streaming service featuring their exclusive NFL Draft: The Pick Is In video revealed some confirmations about the Rams' draft strategy, namely that the team tried to trade up to acquire Georgia TE prospect, Brock Bowers.

The thing is, I'm not sure how Bowers, or any player the team pushed to trade up for, could turn out in the long run any better than pairing rookie OLB Jared Verse and DT Braden Fiske on the same defense. But it does prove the point that the front office does not hesitate to make the effort to add the players that HC Sean McVay is passionate about

If McVay suddenly wants to trade for veteran WR Davante Adams this offseason, there is no question in my mind that the personnel department will exhaust all avenues in the attempt to get something done.

Can Adams truly make this offense more dangerous? Perhaps. But it's not an additional upgrade. Rather Adams is a substitutional upgrade. Here's what I mean:

For every play Davante Adams is on the field, the Rams lose another receiver who must return to the bench. In this case, most likely the player who sits out is WR Demarcus Robinson. But then there are the limits to targets. That is, for every pass thrown to Adams, the Rams cannot throw to Cooper Kupp or Puka Nacua. So the return for adding Adams is not simply Adams productivity. The real upgrade is what Adams does in place of playing and throwing to other receivers.

Of course, every secondary that is forced to defend Davante Adams will be stressed, allowing for more mistakes as a result. The Rams are no strangers to loading up the receiver room, having added Odell Beckham Jr. to the team just in time to make a push to get to and win Super Bowl LVI.