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LA Rams GM Les Snead Under Pressure in 2017

SI’s Chris Burke takes a stab at which GMs may be under pressure heading into 2017. Les Snead is one of them.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams-OTA Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead surprisingly survived the massive turnover of the front office and coaching staff kicked off with the firing of Jeff Fisher last season. With many players and coaches changing over, Snead did manage to keep his job almost miraculously.

But Per SI’s Chris Burke, it doesn’t seem that Snead has a long leash heading into the 2017 season (along with many others):

Team’s record during his tenure: 31-48-1, zero playoff berths

Key move(s) this off-season: Placed franchise tag on Trumaine Johnson, signed Andrew Whitworth

Outlook: Snead’s time as GM opened with fireworks—the Robert Griffin III trade, in which the Rams sent the 2012 draft’s second pick to Washington for a cavalcade of selections. Four years later, Snead was on the opposite end, as he made an aggressive move up to No. 1 for QB Jared Goff. His fate now hangs rather directly on Goff’s development.

It was at least a minor upset that the Rams retained Snead in the first place, after canning coach Jeff Fisher. Snead certainly did not capitalize on that RGIII deal as well as he could have, and Goff’s rookie season was a train wreck. The Rams overhauled their coaching staff this off-season, bringing in Sean McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, among others. Snead may only have one shot with that group.

The Rams haven’t been very good during the Snisher era, and maybe Snead will only have one year left for the team he’s “constructed” to turn it around. If not, the Rams may be looking to change coaches and personnel persons in back to back seasons.