These 3 LA Rams players could earn major individual awards in 2024 NFL Season

Could these three LA Rams players win major awards in 2024?
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The Los Angeles Rams have several players on their roster who could win major individual awards in 2024. Which three players are the most likely? While individual awards aren't nearly as satisfying as a Super Bowl victory, the Rams do have some players who should be serious contenders for a few honors in 2024.

Matthew Stafford might have one last shot to earn major individual honors in 2024, as he's entering his age-36 season in the NFL. There also might be a couple of young players on offense and defense who may have something to say about certain individual awards in 2024.

With the Rams breaking out in 2023 and going 10-7, them being even better is likely, and that also puts their best players on the map. Which three players are most likely to win an individual award in the 2024 NFL Season?

These 3 LA Rams players could earn major individual awards in 2024 NFL Season
1. Matthew Stafford - MVP

One of my big predictions when Matthew Stafford got traded to the LA Rams was that he'd win an MVP award during his time with the team. You could argue that he should have won the award in 2021 during their Super Bowl season, and with the way Stafford finished the 2023 year, it's hard to not lump him in MVP talks for 2024.

The veteran QB is entering his age-36 season and ended the 2023 year on fire. Father Time might be very close in the rear-view window, so this could be the last year that Stafford leaves his mark on the NFL. With all of the injuries he's suffered and played through during his decade plus NFL career, it's unfortunately only a matter of time, but he's an elite QB until he isn't.

2. Puka Nacua - Offensive Player of the Year

Could Puka Nacua be Matthew Stafford's next Calvin Johnson and Cooper Kupp? Based on how his 2023 rookie season went, it's hard to not buy into Nacua for 2024. He caught over 100 passes in 2023 and had nearly 1,500 yards. It's not outrageous to think he can take another step forward in 2024. The Rams have an improved offensive line and more chemistry now that they can build on 2023.

Nacua also turns just 23 at the end of May and obviously does not have much NFL wear and tear on his body, so there isn't any sort of physical concern unless he's dealing with injuries.

3. Jared Verse- Defensive Rookie of the Year

Jared Verse should be a day one starter for the Los Angeles Rams and might be in line for a huge year. He gets to play with his former college teammate, Braden Fiske, and the Rams already have Kobie Turner and Byron Young along the defensive front, so this unit is all of a sudden loaded up.

Here is a blurb on Verse from's Lance Zierlein:

"Talented edge defender with the field demeanor, athleticism and skill set to rack up statistics in key categories fairly early in his NFL career. Verse dominated at Albany and then showed an ability to do the same at Florida State. He’s twitchy and compact, with explosiveness featured at the point of attack and in his upfield burst as a pass rusher. He’s great with his hands and does a nice job of diagnosing plays quickly and staying out of the clinches of offensive linemen looking to snatch him up. Verse's ability to threaten the edge only bolsters his hellish speed-to-power bull-rushing ability to run tackles deep into the pocket. He can play up or down and should be in consideration for all defensive schemes looking to add a safe, high-impact edge."

Lance Zierlein

Just reading this, it almost feels like it's just a matter of time before Verse starts racking up the numbers. With the improved secondary as well, opposing QBs may be forced to hold onto the ball for a little bit longer. And that little bit could be enough for Verse to get home and win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.