It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Rams have a boatload of pending free agents in March, and defensive tackle Michael Brockers is one of the more important players slated to reach the open market for the first time in his career.
Since Rodger Saffold’s departure last season, Brockers — alongside P Johnny Hekker, LS Jake McQuaide, and K Greg Zuerlein — is the longest tenured Ram remaining.
Originally drafted in 2012 in the first round, Brockers has become a mainstay on the defensive line at 0/1-technique in the 4-3 defense and at 0/shade/5-technique in Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips’ defense.
Brockers — and his wife — took the opportunity to thank the fans ahead of what may be his final few weeks as a Ram:
Dear @RamsNFL Nation,— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) January 31, 2020
No matter what happens next, I was honored to be a Ram. Honored to be a part of this organization, and honored to put those horns on. #SincerelyYours, @michaelbrockers pic.twitter.com/KB6kAjsS8M
In eight seasons with the franchise, Brockers has started in 121 games (123 played), amassing 229 tackles, 23 sacks, 52 QB hits, 43 tackles-for-loss, and two forced fumbles.
If this is the end of the road, thank you for your time with the team, Brock. You were a great player and a better person.
Best of luck!