In 2017 when the Los Angeles Rams brought in Sean McVay to be their new head coach, he already had in mind some names that he wanted to add to the roster to help create the new culture and Identity. The two men he aimed to attain would bring veteran leadership to the offense that was at the time being led by a second year Jared Goff.
One of the men would be brought in to protect Goff and lead a young offensive line in the new era. A sure fire Hall of Fame tackle that would finish his career as the National Football League Man of the Year and a Super Bowl Champion, Andrew Whitworth.
The second player McVay ushered in to Los Angeles would also bring intense drive and team mentality. He would give Goff a reliable and productive target and be an irreplaceable model and partner for a rookie Cooper Kupp. One of the most complete receivers in the league, Robert Woods.
As the free agency period heats up, a look back shows us what a great start McVay got off to having nailed his first two free agent acquisitions as a head coach.
What do you remember, looking back to that 2017 offseason?
And now for today’s links:
Sources: Los Angeles Rams add WR Allen Robinson on $45M deal, still hope to re-sign Odell Beckham Jr. (ESPN)
Five things to know about new Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson (Rams.com)
Rams, wide receiver Allen Robinson agree to terms on 3-year deal (Rams.com)
Odell Beckham Jr. on Twitter: ‘As if I needed more motivation’ (RamsWire)
Raiders acquiring Davante Adams from Packers: Who are the trade’s biggest winners and losers? (NFL.com)
Packers trading Davante Adams to Raiders; WR signing 5-year, $141.25M deal (NFL.com)
Baker Mayfield requests trade from Cleveland Browns, says it is in ‘best interests of both sides to move on’ (ESPN)
Source: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints last teams in running for QB Deshaun Watson (ESPN)