The Rams have agreed to terms with right tackle Rob Havenstein on a four-year extension, keeping him under contract with the club through the 2022 season.
Originally a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Havenstein has been a mainstay of the Rams' offensive line since he arrived at that spring's rookie minicamp. He's started each of the 43 games he's played since entering the league.
"We're excited to extend Rob with the Rams for another four seasons," Rams Head Coach Sean McVay said. "He's been a reliable member of our offensive line and maintaining consistency among that unit is important as we continue to grow offensively. Congratulations to Rob and his family."
On draft night, general manager Les Snead declared, "With big Rob, he's ready to play." And Havenstein proved Snead right by starting at right tackle fin the Week 1 victory over the Seahawks. Havenstein played in 13 games his rookie year — missing three due to injury — and was a significant factor in running back Todd Gurley earning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Wisconsin product was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team for his 2015 performance.
Havenstein continued on as Los Angeles' starting right tackle in each of the last two seasons, starting 15 games each year. He again helped pave the way for Gurley's strong season in 2017, as the running back was named AP Offensive Player of the year after recording 1,305 yards rushing with 13 rushing touchdowns as well as 19 total touchdowns and 2,093 yards from scrimmage.
Entering his fourth professional season, Havenstein was slated to be a free agent next March. Now he's become the second member of the Rams 2015 draft class to receive a long-term extension in the last 30 days, following Gurley. Havenstein is one of five members of that draft class still with the club, including Gurley, right guard Jamon Brown, backup quarterback Sean Mannion, and inside linebacker Bryce Hager. The club also brought on running back Malcolm Brown, outside linebacker Matt Longacre, and offensive lineman Darrell Williams as undrafted free agents that spring.