(Not that it would ever happen, but) I would trade Todd Gurley for Trent Williams
PostPosted:8 months ago
AvengerRam wrote:Not at all. We'll have draft choices next year and going forward. We'll have cap room next year (Whitworth, Talib, Brockers and possibly Fowler come off the books). The point is, we need to refocus these resources on the trenches, primarily the OL.
The cap room assumption is a little flawed. If everyone was "flat" year-to-year, then subtractions ("off the books") would create room. But that's not how it's set up for 2020. The Rams have parked Goff's and Gurley's highest cap number (and Donald's 2nd highest) in 2020. Cooks is pretty high too. Spotrac has us at $35M of space next year. And there's 7 of 22 starters without a contract: Whit, Blythe, Brockers, Littleton, Fowler, Peters, and Talib. Considering you need $5M or so for rookies, $30M of space buys you about 2.5 good players. (Tag Fowler and sign Littleton at $10M/yr and they're about done.) The cap could go much higher than Spotrac's $200M projection if there's a new CBA or it could be an uncapped year if there isn't. So the available space could get a lot bigger. But at present, it doesn't look like the Rams will be big players in FA next year.
Williams would help next year, but it seems too late this year for a guy who hasn't practiced at all. And he doesn't play G to my knowledge, so you're adding in a position move for someone else.