Question #2 that Arizona Cardinals fans want to know: What is the plan when the Rams get too many mouths to feed with all their big trades?
Do Rams fans feel confident the depth they have will be sufficient?
Stuter: “Despite the reputation for ‘big trades’, the Rams were actually quite silent through much of the 2022 off-season. The team signed veteran All-Pro ILB Bobby Wagner after he was cut by the Seattle Seahawks to a very team-friendly deal.
The same can be said of the contract used to sign WR Allen Robinson. In both cases, the Rams feel that they have added significant help to the roster, but at a fraction of the cost to the team’s 2022 salary cap that another player of that caliber would cost them.
But your point is well taken, and the Rams have struggled with their depth chart in the past.
The problem for the LA Rams, and any NFL team for that matter, is when injuries repeatedly assault the same positional group over the entire season. In 2019, the LA Rams’ offensive line and secondary were decimated by injuries.
In 2020, the team was hammered at the quarterback position. In 2021, the Rams’ injuries barraged their edge rushers, wide receivers, running backs, and secondary. Few NFL teams have the necessary depth on their roster to manage those types of scenarios.
The Rams’ front office has been remarkably effective in proactively finding and signing the type of players who are a solid fit and can produce almost instantly for the team.
The team’s big trades of 2021, for RB Sony Michel, for OLB Von Miller, and even the signing of free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. were necessary due to injuries that had pushed the depth chart to ridiculously thin levels.
To finally answer your question about the Rams’ confidence in their depth? I think the team is far more confident in the front office’s ability to sign the right player to contribute if the depth is a problem at any point in time in 2022.”