With the NFL’s salary cap projected to drop from $198.2 million down to $175 million in 2021, the Rams are looking to be in a rough spot as they currently sit more than $23 million over the cap. Luckily for them, they are going to have around $5.67 million rolled over in next season, so the load will be lighten slightly. Among the 32 clubs, that moment lands right in the middle of the league with only 15 team rolling over more.
Despite a year removed from playing in Los Angeles, running back Todd Gurley is still going to count $8.4 million against the cap in 2021 from his release last offseason. The biggest hit is unsurprisingly coming from quarterback Jared Goff with $34.6 million. Behind him are Aaron Donald with $27.9 million, Jalen Ramsey with $22.5 million, and Cooper Kupp with $14.5 million
Free agency is going to be ... interesting ... in 2021, to say the least. Things can be done, but it’s going to take some big-brain moves to make it happen.
And now for today’s links.
Jared Goff is set to fight for his job this offseason (Ramblin’ Fan)
The Rams can’t afford to lose safety John Johnson in free agency (The Rams Wire)
Stu Jackson highlights the 2020 draft class following their first season in the NFL (TheRams.com)
Aaron Donald won the PFWA’s Defensive Player of the Year (TheRams.com)
Predicting the 14 teams in next year’s NFL playoffs (ESPN+)
Patrick Mahomes is practicing but still in concussion protocol (ESPN)
Top ten quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl (NFL.com)
Wednesday’s injury report for the remaining four teams in the playoffs (NFL.com)
Trent Baalke was hired to be the Jaguars’ general manager (Pro Football Talk)
Top five options at QB for the Colts (CBS Sports)