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Leonard Floyd talks re-signing with Rams

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The LA Rams made their biggest move of 2021 when they traded for Matthew Stafford. The second biggest move, so far, is re-signing outside linebacker Leonard Floyd to a four-year, $64 million contract that virtually guarantees at least a couple of more seasons with the former top-10 pick.

Floyd joined the media for a press conference on Thursday to discuss re-signing with the Rams and what motivated him to remain in LA with this team. First and foremost, Floyd mentioned Jalen Ramsey and wanting to stick with these teammates. Floyd said he had some discussions with Brandon Staley about sticking together after Staley went to the Chargers, but Floyd was determined to remain with the Rams.

In his first season with the Rams, Floyd had a career-high 10.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits but he says that he’d like to get “his numbers up” in the follow-up campaign. Floyd has even higher expectations for the number one defense next season because he mentioned how many “young guys” were on the team in 2020. That would probably include a rookie class of Terrell Burgess, Terrell Lewis, and Jordan Fuller, all of whom will be going into year two for the Rams and year one under defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.

Are you expecting Floyd to be even better in year two?