2018 Key Additions: Where to begin? In separate trades, the defending NFC West champions added ball-hawking cornerbacks Marcus Peters (Kansas City Chiefs) and Aqib Talib (Denver Broncos). They also signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was cut loose by the Miami Dolphins this offseason. It adds up to an incredible amount of talent on this side of the ball when you consider the Los Angeles Rams already feature the likes of defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. It will be fascinating to see what defensive coordinator Wade Phillips does with this group. Meanwhile, quarterback Jared Goff will love deep threat Brandin Cooks, obtained from the New England Patriots.
Offseason Review: Thanks to all of the aforementioned moves, Sean McVay’s club appears loaded for Bear. Make that the Bears, as well as the 49ers, Seahawks and Cardinals. And when you combine the league’s highest-scoring team in 2017 with a bolstered defensive unit, big things will be expected from the Rams this fall. Of course, the team is coming off a season in which they made their first playoff appearance since 2004. That means experience is a concern when it comes to the overall roster, hence those veteran offseason additions will be counted on to compliment those youngsters. This team could still be a work in progress when the season kicks off in September.