It wasn’t that long ago when the Los Angeles Rams appeared in the Super Bowl – after all, it was only a year ago. Nonetheless, the front office seems ready to shake up its roster that once dominated the NFC.
Following the team’s Super Bowl appearance in 2019, the Rams gave Jared Goff a massive extension. The downside to extending the former No. 1 pick is that management isn’t financially flexible when it comes to making moves via free agency.
Los Angeles could eventually free up cap space for the next few seasons though, as two of the more popular players on the roster are officially on the trade block.
According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the Rams have made Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley available in a trade. The hope is that they’ll cut two major salaries off the books while restocking their draft picks.
Aside from Todd Gurley, the Rams have also made Brandin Cooks available in a trade as they attempt to trim salary and restock their draft picks, per source.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 19, 2020
This past season, Gurley had 857 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. His production declined due to a lingering knee injury.
As for Cooks, the speedy wideout missed significant time because of a concussion. He finished the 2019 season with just 42 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns.
Both playmakers for the Rams are under contract for the next four seasons.
Several trades have taken place this offseason, so it wouldn’t be surprising at all if Cooks and Gurley are on the move in the near future.