The St. Louis Rams Should Re-Sign Brandon Gibson

Dilip Vishwanat

Brandon Gibson, is a wide receiver that is rarely talked about when talking about re-signs, but he would be a great value player to keep on the roster.

The St. Louis Rams could be losing three veteran wide receivers this off-season. Steve Smith isn't returning to the team this season, and from appearances, Danny Amendola wants a bigger contract than what the Rams are currently willing to offer.

So what about bringing back Brandon Gibson?

This option doesn't get as much consideration as it should. Mainly, because Gibson didn't have a breakout season, or set the league on fire, but he could have a solid role on the team next season, if he's re-signed.

Gibson put up 691 receiving yards, and 5 touchdowns last season. Not mind blowing stats, but I'm sure other teams would like to have those numbers for a number 2 wide receiver. . But it's not just about the stats. Gibson would bring in more veteran leadership to a position, that would have third year receiver Austin Pettis, as their veteran receiver. Also, it can't be denied that Gibson and Sam Bradford has chemistry.

He wouldn't break the bank (or cap space), and he would be a solid player, that's the type of free agent that the Rams will be forced to look at during free agency, so why not bring back one of their own?

I know what you're thinking the Rams will have Brian Quick, and Chris Givens returning. I agree those two players are talented, but still young, and unproven. The Rams are expecting Brian Quick to develop into a big time receiver, but who said it would happen next season. Chris Givens, looked good last season, but as the Rams current number one target, can he handle that pressure for a whole season? Hell, can he improve over last seasons impressive debut? What about Austin Pettis? What would his role with the team be?

As you can see, there are still question marks to a position that looked like it was on the way to being fixed.

If the Rams want a solid contributor as their weapons continue to develop, then Gibson should be considered to be re-signed. He wouldn't break the bank (or cap space), and he would be a solid player, that's the type of free agent that the Rams will be forced to look at during free agency, so why not bring back one of their own?

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