After being a healthy scratch on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, the Los Angeles Rams let it be known that they had put running back Cam Akers on the trading block, with the two sides no longer seeing eye-to-eye.
Even though Akers was back on the trading block, it didn’t seem likely that he’d get moved quickly because the same thing happened last year, and nothing came to fruition.
However, this year is different, apparently, with the Minnesota Vikings jumping at the opportunity to bring in Akers, as the team made a deal for him on Wednesday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 20, 2023
Here are some fan reactions to the Rams trading Akers to the Vikings:
Cam Akers meeting Alexander Mattison in Minnesota pic.twitter.com/MDpXra2X33
— Sebastian Fearon PT, DPT, CSCS, TSAC-F, OCS (@SGPNFootballDoc) September 20, 2023
Alexander Mattison owners: pic.twitter.com/PLECPilmrp
— Zack Kelberman (@KelbermanNFL) September 20, 2023
He’ll be outta the league by the end of the season
— 𝗛𝗨𝗦𝗦 〽️ (@CookedByHurts) September 20, 2023
TERRIBLE TERRIBLE MOVE (mattison fantasy owner)
— Dallas Sports Fan (@DakToCD88) September 20, 2023
Hopefully he can focus on football now because it seems like he was having one hell of a good time in the LA nightlife because he's been a bust so far.
— Takuache 6ix9ine (@Takuache6ix9ine) September 20, 2023
Clearly, it doesn’t seem like Vikings fans are too impressed with the move, as they believe that running back Alexander Mattison is practically the same player in comparison to Akers.
With the Vikings passing on signing four-time Pro Bowler Dalvin Cook to a lucrative contract extension over the summer, the team chose to part ways and would lean on Mattison moving forward.
The real problem in Minnesota right now is the defense, with the offense able to put up numbers with veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins under center and one of the most talented receiving corps led by Justin Jefferson.
That said, it is a little perplexing that the Vikings would address the offense rather than the defense in a trade, but apparently, the team felt the need for a boost in the backfield.NEXT: Rams Are Trading Cam Akers To NFC North Team