The Rams have already made their share of blockbuster moves this offseason, especially to improve their defense.
They traded for cornerback Marcus Peters, who leads the league with 21 interceptions since 2015. They traded for cornerback Aqib Talib, who is the NFL's active leader with 10 interceptions returned for a touchdown. And just yesterday, the club added another dynamic defensive playmaker in defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh — a five-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro, and 2010 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Though Los Angeles has clearly upgraded a number of positions in the last few weeks, the team may not be done. Speaking Tuesday morning at the coaches breakfast during the league meetings in Orlando, Fla., head coach Sean McVay said the Rams will explore every avenue when it comes to potentially improving the team — including via trade.
"We don't talk about anybody that's under contract with another team," McVay said, referring to the NFL's tampering rules. "But I think if there is one thing that you can appreciate about what we've done this offseason and the way we look at organizationally is that there is no trade that we wouldn't explore or look into if we feel it can help us operate as a team."
Asked if that might include the possibility of trading a first-round pick, McVay did not say no — crediting general manager Les Snead, EVP of football operations Kevin Demoff, senior assistant Tony Pastoors, and team owner/chairman E. Stanley Kroenke for the willingness to do whatever it takes to make the organization better.
"If it's trades, if it's free agency, if it's through the draft, or if it's just re-signing our own — those are things that we're going to explore and we're going to do," McVay said. "I think one of the things about being able to play in such a unique atmosphere like L.A., it provides an opportunity to take advantage of that. And that's something that we want to be proactive about and that's kind of where we're at right now."
Does that mean Los Angeles is on the verge of trading for another playmaker? In some ways McVay made it seem like the answer to that question could be no.
But at the same time, the Rams have clearly been aggressive when an opportunity has presented itself to improve for 2018 and beyond. And based on McVay's comments, there's no reason to expect that to change as the offseason continues.
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