This week, ESPN’s got their take on where things sit for all 32 teams with the major moves of free agency complete, and ESPN has them slightly higher:
2. Los Angeles Rams
2018 record: 13-3
Three-words-or-less description: Final destination. For a third consecutive season, the Rams have attracted playmakers in the twilight of their careers. Safety Eric Weddle and linebacker Clay Matthews signed with the Rams for three reasons: Sean McVay’s coaching ability, the city of Los Angeles, but perhaps more than anything, a solid chance to go out as Super Bowl champions.
Since these power rankings were angled around free agency, the veteran angle gets played up.
I will note that ESPN has the New Orleans Saints as their #1 overall team.
Perhaps we need to put them on a motherfuckin Waffle House fryin pan.
In any case, coming in at #2 is a strong reflection of just how good the Rams are even before we get to the 2019 NFL Draft.
And with a core inked beyond 2020 to include DT Aaron Donald, RB Todd Gurley, WR Brandin Cooks, WR Robert Woods, RT Rob Havenstein and P Johnny Hekker, I’d expect the power rankings to be an exercise in joy for Rams fans for years to come.