This offseason, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Wednesday, March 7th about your Los Angeles Rams:
Predictions For All 32 NFL Teams' Top Free Agents:
The start of the new league year on March 14 signals the beginning of free agency in the NFL. And with many of the league's top stars slated to hit the open market in just over a week, the reporters from ESPN's NFL Nation are making their predictions for the top internal free agent on every team.
For the Rams, that upcoming free agent is wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
Take a look at the Los Angeles Rams set to be unrestricted and restricted free agents in 2018.
"The Rams chose to franchise safety Lamarcus Joyner, but they would still like to keep Watkins. That won't be easy. Watkins has a history of foot injuries and is coming off only a 593-yard season, but he stayed healthy throughout 2017, and some still value him as a No. 1 receiver."
For more on Watkins and the rest of the players included in ESPN's list, check out the full article by clicking here**.**
With free agency quickly approaching, ESPN.com Rams' beat writer Alden Gonzalez is taking a look at Los Angeles' quarterback position. In his article, Gonzalez details the key stats from 2017, along with a game plan for the 2018 season.
2018 cap hits of top returnees:
— Jared Goff: $7.62 million
— Sean Mannion: $1.03 million
— Brandon Allen: $630,000
"Goff's passer rating increased from 63.6 as a rookie to 100.5 as a second-year player, accounting for the biggest jump among those who attempted at least 200 passes in each of the past two seasons."
"The Rams went from Kurt Warner to Marc Bulger, then hit a major dry spell...But the Rams firmly believe that they found their long-term franchise quarterback in Goff, largely because they feel even more confident about what surrounds him."
The Game Plan:
"To continue growing with Goff, who the Rams believe can get even better in Year 3. Eventually -- if he develops the way they hope -- they'll have to pay him in line with the game's highest-paid players. But that isn't the focus right now; it's to continue to build stability on offense."
For more on Goff and the Rams quarterbacks position, click here.
Gurley Goes Home For the Offseason:
This offseason, Rams running back Todd Gurley has been on the road quite a bit. Not only did he head to Minnesota to take in the Super Bowl, but he also travelled South to Cancun before heading back to his home state of North Carolina.
While in North Carolina, Gurley took in the UNC, Duke men's basketball game and got the chance to visit his high school in Tarboro. Check below for a quick recap of Gurley's travels, as told through his Twitter and Instagram.