The Rams made another big splash during free agency — agreeing to terms with five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. With the acquisitions of cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters already finalized, Suh adds yet another dynamic playmaker to the Los Angeles defense.
And it didn't take long for writers and reporters across the sports media landscape to share their feelings about the big move. Take a look at what they're saying about the Rams' latest offseason transaction:
—Pro Football Focus: "The most important move of the offseason."
"March is almost over but it's possible that the Los Angeles Rams signing of Ndamukong Suh on Monday evening will go down as the most important move of the offseason. After adding cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, the signing of Suh up front indicates that the Rams expect to be among the top teams in the NFL in 2018. The raw numbers in 2017 suggest that this is a move that will allow the Rams' defense to wreak havoc this season."
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"RIP, Russell Wilson — Only two active defensive tackles have been named first-team All-Pro three times. Now they play together. With Suh and Aaron Donald, the Rams are stacking strength on strength at one position in a way the NFL hasn't seen since Denver paired DeMarcus Ware with Von Miller in 2014. Now teams will have the unenviable choice of focusing on blocking Donald, who led the league with 91 total quarterback pressures (sacks, hits, and hurries combined) in 2017, and risk a one-on-one matchup with Suh, who was first-team All-Pro in 2010, 2013, and 2014, or blocking Suh only to let Donald loose."
—Sports Illustrated: "It's as scary as it sounds, for reasons both obvious and subtle."
"Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh playing together on the same defensive line—It's as scary as it sounds, for reasons both obvious and subtle. The obvious: Donald is the best gap-shooting interior D-lineman in football—a label previously owned by the now-31-year-old Suh. The subtle: Donald and Suh are both 3-techniques (Warren Sapp's old position, where the player aligns between the offense's guard and tackle), but they're also versatile.This dual versatility will greatly expand and disguise Los Angeles's designer four-man rush tactics."
—Bleacher Report: "The Rams made a marquee addition to their defensive front."
"Opposing offensive lines will now have to deal with the combination of Suh and 2017 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, which is a daunting proposition. Opponents won't be able to consistently double-team both of them, meaning at least one will be working against a single blocker for extended stretches of games. That reality, along with an offense featuring Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, should put the Rams on the short list of Super Bowl contenders in 2018."
—NFL.com**: "The Rams have constructed their own 21st century version of the Fearsome Foursome."
"The best remaining player in free agency has made a decision on where he'll be playing for at least the next year. In acquiring a trio of potential Hall of Famers this offseason, the Rams have constructed their own 21st century version of the Fearsome Foursome -- two bulldozers on the line and two ballhawks roaming the secondary -- all captained by one of the best defensive coordinators in NFL history, Wade Phillips."
—ESPN.com: "The Rams have secured what might be the greatest pairing of interior linemen in NFL history."
"The Los Angeles Rams have secured what might be the greatest pairing of interior linemen in NFL history, adding five-time Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh to the same unit as Aaron Donald, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. Pairing Suh with Donald, a three-time All-Pro who led all NFL players in total pressures last season, will give the Rams an unrelenting pass rush, which should lead to more turnovers for a team that intercepted 18 passes last season."
—Fox Sports: "The Rams defense just got that much better."
"All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh signed a 1-year contract with the club on Monday. Suh and Aaron Donald together will be a disaster for NFC quarterbacks in 2018. Through eight NFL seasons, Suh has started all 126 games he's played and recorded 418 tackles (288 solo), 147 QB hits, 103 tackles for loss, 51.5 sacks, forced four fumbles and recorded an interception."
—Good Morning Football: "I used to call him the 'Destructicon' because he is causing chaos wherever he goes."