The Los Angeles Rams are still dealing with the sting of a Super Bowl loss as they prepare to address their 2019 offseason needs.
It’s an extremely important offseason for the Los Angeles Rams who are hoping to avoid the post-Super Bowl hangover. They have the pieces remaining on the roster to make another run at a championship.
The Rams also have some flexibility to improve their roster during the offseason. Los Angeles has about $24 million to spend in free agency. However, a large chunk of those funds could be used bringing back their own free agents like Rodger Saffold.
Los Angeles has some solid draft capital including a first round pick, two third round picks, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh round picks.
The draft picks give Los Angeles some maneuverability to address specific needs. This is a roster that doesn’t have many holes which gives the team flexibility.
Los Angeles needs to start thinking ahead based on how their payroll could shape in future years. They will eventually need to get quarterback Jared Goff signed to a long-term deal which will cause plenty of strain on the cash flow.
However, the Rams need to balance the long-term outlook with the window to win now. The Rams have a clear opportunity to hang a championship banner.
One thing that is obvious is that general manager Les Snead won’t shy away from aggressive moves. He has shown the willingness to orchestrate trades, sign troubled free agents and move up and down the draft.