The Los Angeles Rams have many talented players on their roster.
With so many mega stars on their roster, most NFL fans wonder how they can afford those players.
Now, NFL fans will question that even more with all the new contracts players in Los Angeles are getting.
It all started with one man out there, Matthew Stafford.
Ever since his contract extension in March, every other key Rams player has more money now.
They can thank Stafford for those extensions and added money.
However, how can one player be the reason these other players are seeing more money in Los Angeles?
Stafford Contract Extension Helped Save Rams Money
With these new deals, the Rams are actually saving money for 2022.
Stafford and his extension were a huge part of their savings for 2022.
The team saves $9.5 million in 2022 with his contract extension that keeps him in Los Angeles until 2025.
— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 20, 2022
Those savings allow the Rams to have flexibly to sign and keep players for this season.
It’s also a move that gets him paid well during his career.
So with the move, everyone is a winner.
However, that move could come back and haunt the Rams in the future.
Are The Rams Setting Up A House Of Cards In Los Angeles?
While everyone is enjoying their payday that kicked off with Matthew Stafford, it might end ugly.
However, some of those players got guaranteed money, meaning they aren’t worried about the ending.
But they should worry when you examine the Rams’ future cap space beyond 2022.
Every contract extension, restructuring, or signing is off-loading the money further down the road in the contract.
So while they are saving money now, they have to pay sizable sums of money later.
That could cause a collapse in Los Angeles if they off-load the contract money during the same year with everyone.
Those problems are fast approaching, and would be an issue if the Rams don’t make the Super Bowl again this season.
Basically like swiping a credit card to buy something now, the cap hits are lower this year, to allow to get all the players on the team, but as of next yr(2023) the rams are 13 mil over with making no draft picks. So they’ll restructure the contracts to keep moving the lrg hits
— bill (@KOTBill11) June 8, 2022
They are looking at going over the cap when 2023 starts based on their current roster and players who would become free agents in 2023.
So how can the Rams prevent the house of cards they are building from falling down on them?
The Rams Only Plan To Keep Mega Stars On Mega Contracts
The only way Los Angeles keeps all these talented players is to keep off-loading their contracts.
However, if a player says no to this idea of pushing off the money until years later, it could cause issues.
But as of now, the plan works perfectly for the Rams.
That’s because they have players that want to win.
Those players will stick together and take that money later on instead of right now.
Because of this, Los Angeles keeps sticking with their off-loading plans to keep their players around.
But the second the team fails will be the day these contracts will stop going out to their players.