Chiefs trade targets: RB Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams
On Sunday’s pregame show for Fox, Jay Glazer reported that Cam Akers may not play for the Los Angeles Rams again this season. Here’s what he had to say, H/T MassLive.
"“Cam Akers as you know isn’t playing today. But also I don’t think Cam Akers is gonna play again for the Rams,” Glazer said. “They are actively trying to trade him right now. Even if they can’t trade him, I do think he’s played his last snap there with the Rams.”"
For many of the same reasons listed for McCaffrey, the Chiefs could use Akers. Yes, they have some backs, but the youth could be buoyed in the backfield late in the season when the intensity is high by a vet like Akers. They could also consolidate their backfield approach a little bit and eliminate the committee-like strategy as Matt Conner pointed out in the previous slide.
Remember, Akers has Super Bowl experience, having won with the Rams last year. He unfortunately only rushed for 1.6 yards per carry in Super Bowl LVI, and averages 3.48 yards per carry throughout the postseason in his career.
So far this season Akers is averaging 3.0 yards per game on 10.2 attempts per game. All three of Kansas City’s RBs are averaging more yards per attempt, so they may assess their situation as fine without Akers.
Only if the Chiefs believe a change of scenery will dramatically change Akers’ fortunes should they make this deal.