The Los Angeles Rams headed into this NFL season with the team being shorthanded on offense, with superstar wide receiver Coope Kupp landing on the injured reserve and unable to return until Week 5.
Without arguably the team’s best weapon for Matthew Stafford and company, the Rams have little margin for error offensively in the first month of the season, so running back Cam Akers complaining and becoming a problem once again was not something that head coach Sean McVay and the team’s brass was going to deal with.
After being a healthy scratch last weekend against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers, the Rams let it be known that Akers was once again on the trading block, with Los Angeles actively taking trade calls involving the running back.
Even though the Rams were unable to trade Akers last season, this season is different, with Los Angeles reportedly agreeing to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 20, 2023
With the Vikings parting ways with four-time Pro Bowler Dalvin Cook over the NFL offseason, the team had a need at the running back position, especially after losing the first two games of the season to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles.
In two games, running back Alexander Mattison has tried to shoulder the load, rushing for 62 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries, but he hasn’t exactly gotten the job done.
Adding Akers will give the Vikings more depth at the position, making them a more well-rounded football team moving forward.NEXT: Analyst Pumps The Brakes On Cowboys Praise