The Los Angeles Rams had a disappointing season missing the playoffs just one year after making the Super Bowl but general manager Les Snead is still happy with the position the team is in.

The Rams also don’t have a first-round pick until 2022 which means a lot of their talent is going to have to be acquired through free agency. The big issue with free agency is half of their salary cap is locked up in their top five guys, so they are going to need to be very frugal with their spending. Even with all the issues facing the teams, Snead has no problems with it.

“I would rather be where we’re at now than trying to get here,” Snead said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “Because trying to get here, you don’t know if you can get here . . . But it’s a different formula.”

There is no doubt the team could be in a worse situation but the team needs guys like Jared Goff and Todd Gurley to start living up to their contracts. The team is in a good position if Goff and Gurley play like one of the best players at their respective positions in the NFL. This year both of those guys didn’t and that’s why they missed out on the playoffs.

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The Rams have a lot of decisions to make with their upcoming free agents. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, center/guard Austin Blythe, pass-rusher Dante Fowler, linebacker and leading tackler Cory Littleton, defensive lineman Michael Brockers, and kicker Greg Zuerlein are all unrestricted free agents and Snead knows the team is going to have some tough decisions.

“Unfortunately we can’t pay everybody,” Snead said, stating the obvious.

Hitting on the right free agents is going to be crucial for the Rams.