On one hand, the Los Angeles Rams just selected the best QB in the draft and were finally looking up as a franchise. On the other hand they passed on a generational talent at DT in Ndamukong Suh from Nebraska.
Fast forward almost an entire decade later, and here we are. After playing for two franchises - Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins - the Rams have finally gotten their hands on Suh, the one man wrecking crew.
Former Dolphins’ DT Ndamukong Suh reached agreement with Los Angeles Rams on a one-year, $14 million deal, per source. Suh took less to go to LA.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2018
Suh and Aaron Donald now manning LA’s front.
The Rams have elected to stay quiet thus far in free agency, but the potential for adding a dominant defensive lineman to an already terrific DL was just too much for the Rams. In eight seasons, Suh has totaled 51.5 sacks. He’s a five-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All Pro, and two-time second-team All Pro. He just came off one of his best seasons as an NFL player scoring a 91.0 grade on PFF’s grading scale.
Suh changes the dynamic for the Rams on the DL as he adds another star-studded talent between the game’s best player in Aaron Donald, and another stud in Michael Brockers. The run defense was certainly the Rams biggest fault on defense last season, and they’ve ensured a piece in helping take a large step forward in stopping the run.
General Manager Les Snead continues to hand tremendous talents to Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, who’s unit is starting to look more complete as the days go.