Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead continues to prove the myth of the NFL’s salary cap.
He is splurging on player contracts without seemingly considering the limits established by the league.
Then, he made sure that their key players got paid in what could be their reward for winning Super Bowl LVI.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed to a four-year, $160 million extension, keeping him with the Rams until he is 36 years old.
Meanwhile, they added guaranteed money to Aaron Donald‘s existing contract, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the league.
They also couldn’t forget Cooper Kupp who had a season for the ages.
He simply dominated the opposition by winning the wide receiver triple crown and Super Bowl LVI MVP.
The former Eastern Washington standout was also a First-Team All-Pro and won Offensive Player of the Year honors.
These moves by the Rams have the NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti pointing out the enormity of their financial commitments.
The #Rams now have 3 players set to make $25.0+ million per year on their current contract (more than any other team)
• Only 21 others players across the #NFL are under contract to make $25.0M per year.
— Taylor Bisciotti (@TaylorBisciotti) June 9, 2022
Bisciotti tweeted, “The #Rams now have 3 players set to make $25.0+ million per year on their current contract (more than any other team): Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp. Only 21 others players across the #NFL are under contract to make $25.0M per year.”
Maximizing Their Championship Window
The Rams are not afraid to shell out the big bucks because they have a legitimate chance of winning more Super Bowls.
They have four seasons to make the most of their dominance.
After which, Donald might have retired after winning multiple titles.
It’s hard to see them being the favorites without one of the best defensive players of all time.
Likewise, Stafford, Kupp, and Jalen Ramsey will all get old.
By then, the Rams must regroup and possibly experience some down years.