Rams’ Robert Woods ready for big payday
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods said he is “ready to get paid” as he prepares for the 2020 campaign.
Woods added he hopes he will be with the Rams for the remainder of his career.
Robert Woods says so far he feels good about his upcoming contract situation. Says he looks good, he feels good after his workouts this spring.
Woods says he is “ready to get paid” and of course he wants it to be by the Rams, and to be a Ram for the rest of this career.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 6, 2020
The 28-year-old has become one of the better receivers in football in L.A.
Woods has gone over the 1,000-yard mark in each of the past two seasons. He also set a new career-high with 90 receptions last season, and also tallied 115 yards on the ground.
It would seem the seven-year veteran is in for a raise, though it might not come just yet. Woods still has two years remaining on the five-year, $34 million deal he signed with the Rams ahead of the 2017 season.
While it seems likely the Rams will look to retain Woods, they also have to consider impending contracts for fellow wide receiver Cooper Kupp and cornerback Jalen Ramsey, both of whom will be free agents at the end of this year.
Fortunately, it seems Woods is not necessarily making any demands. The Rams might also have slightly more flexibility in the coming years after they offloaded Brandin Cooks in the offseason.
In any case, the Rams will hope Woods can continue to be productive as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 2019.
Los Angeles was one of the top offenses in football in 2018, but the Rams ranked just 17th in offensive DVOA last season, per Football Outsiders. Quarterback Jared Goff struggled, and Sean McVay was criticized for his play-calling.
However, the Rams appear to have a pretty sure thing in Woods, who is ready for a new contract… whenever that might come.