Not so long ago, the Los Angeles Rams were the team to beat out of the NFC.
Now… Not so much.
But that could change drastically again with a couple of additions, and they could be laying the field to do just that.
According to NFL insider Field Yates, they just converted $13.92 million of WR Cooper Kupp’s base salary into a signing bonus, clearing $10.44 million in cap space ahead of the start of the season.
The Rams have converted $13.92M of WR Cooper Kupp’s base salary into a signing bonus, creating $10.44M in 2023 cap space, per source.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 14, 2023
Kupp has always been a team-first kind of player, so the fact that he did this right now makes us think the Rams have something big planned.
The Rams currently have no proven players at the WR position besides Kuup, and we cannot ignore the fact that DeAndre Hopkins is still a free agent, so he could be an intriguing option for Sean McVay’s team.
More than that, Minnesota Vikings star Danielle Hunter has threatened to hold out if he doesn’t get a new deal, so he’s more than likely to be on the trade block, thus making him another interesting potential target for the Rams.
The Rams lost several key pieces since their Super Bowl win, including star DB Jalen Ramsey and LBs Von Miller and Leonard Floyd.
But pairing Hunter with Aaron Donald could give them a solid front four once again, and a healthy Matthew Stafford could have their offense running and gunning.
Still, it’s hard to think of them as Super Bowl contender right now, but this team has made a name for themselves for being aggressive and making big moves, so you never know what they have planned.NEXT: Joy Taylor Names 2 Teams That Would Be A Fit For Dalvin Cook