The Los Angeles Rams are re-signing center Brian Allen in a move that should keep Matthew Stafford happy.
Allen was a major part of the Rams’ offensive line, and he put up one of the best seasons of his career in 2021 to help the Los Angeles franchise win Super Bowl 56. With that said, it is not a surprise why the team gave him a three-year, $24 million deal to keep him in California.
Brian Allen returning to the Rams on a three-year, $24 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2022
Brian Allen started in 16 games for the Rams in 2021. As USA Today noted, he finished the campaign with an overall grade of 74.8–the highest of his career. In the 20 games he played that include the postseason and Super Bowl, he allowed 25 total pressures.
The Rams are trying their best to keep most of their Super Bowl-winning team, and for good reason. While it will be difficult to keep everyone, getting a majority of their core players back will at least assure them they are capable of defending their title in 2022.
Not to mention that Allen has been garnering some interest in free agency as an unrestricted free agent. Fortunately for the team, they are able to lock him as early as Monday.
Before Allen, the Rams have already re-signed Joe Noteboom to a three-year deal worth $47.5 million. They knew Noteboom will have plenty of suitors as well, so they had to make sure he’s not going anywhere.
Now, Matthew Stafford can rest easy knowing he’ll still have the help he needs to lead the Rams in their bid for back-to-back Super Bowls.