With tonight being the official kickoff of the 2018 NFL season, the Los Angeles Rams have geared up appropriately for the season by naming their six captains.
The captains for the 2018 season are:
LT Andrew Whitworth
QB Jared Goff
RB Todd Gurley
DT Michael Brockers
CB Aqib Talib
P Johnny Hekker
Now, obviously there is quite a big name missing from the list in DT Aaron Donald. The reason for that is unknown, though we can probably assume the holdout likely has something to do with that.
The trio of Hekker, Gurley, and Whitworth are returning captains as they held the honor in 2017 as well. The duo of Goff and Brockers are no surprise, as Goff is a natural leader at the quarterback position and Brockers has been a part of the Rams organization for many years. The most interesting selection is Talib who hasn’t even played a game as a Ram yet, though that isn’t exactly a “must-have qualification” as Whitworth was a captain last season too.
The Rams are a team with potential to do major damage in 2018. Their captains will be instrumental into making that dream a reality.