3 burning questions for the Los Angeles Rams this offseason
The Los Angeles Rams made it all the way to the Super Bowl, and then fell flat on their face. They managed just three points in the big game and Jared Goff struggled mightily. As they look to make another Super Bowl run, here are the three most pressing questions facing the team heading into the offseason.
3. Will Andrew Whitworth retire?
The star left tackle has flirted with retirement for a while now and still hasn’t made a decision for 2019. Reports have stated that he’s seriously considering it and there’s a strong possibility the Rams need a new left tackle for next year. Whitworth is 37 now, but he’s still playing like one of the best tackles in the league. If he’s gone, it’s a massive downgrade to the Rams’ elite offensive line.
2. Will they keep Marcus Peters?
The Rams made one of the biggest splashes of last offseason when they traded for Peters. They gave up significant draft capital for him and he flopped in Los Angeles. He didn’t look like the player he did with the Chiefs and struggled mightily. He was burnt badly early in the year and now the Rams have a decision to make. He’s set to play 2019 under his fifth-year option, but the Rams can get out of it without losing any money. There’s a definite possibility Peters doesn’t play a second year with the Rams.
1. Which of their free agents will they re-sign?
The Rams have a bunch of notable guys who are about to be free agents, including running back C.J. Anderson and guard Rodger Saffold. They can’t afford to keep everybody, and will have some tough decisions to make. Anderson will likely be looking to cash in on his late season success, and it would be hard to justify paying both him and Todd Gurley on large contracts. If Whitworth retires, that’ll up the pressure to re-sign Saffold and avoid too much turnover on the offensive line.