Austin Blythe has started 31 games at guard for the LA Rams over the last two seasons and the pending free agent has agreed to return on a new deal, per multiple sources.
The Rams have agreed to contract terms with pending unrestricted free agent Austin Blythe. Blythe has started at both OG and C over the last two seasons.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) March 18, 2020
Blythe was a seventh round pick of the Indianapolis Colts out of Iowa in 2016 and he made the roster as a rookie, starting one game at right tackle. The Rams picked up Blythe off waivers in 2017 and he spent that season as a backup before emerging as a quality starting guard for the Super Bowl team in 2018. Blythe’s play dropped off in 2019, as it did for many LA offensive linemen, and at that point the priority for extending him became less of a priority.
The Rams have Joseph Noteboom, Austin Corbett, David Edwards, Bobby Evans, and Jamil Demby under contract for next season as potential linemen who could compete to take Blythe’s spot with the starters.