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Over the last few weeks, there has been a feeling that the Los Angeles Rams would be trying to run it back and rebound after seriously failing to defend their Super Bowl championship from a year ago.
It was announced that quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Aaron Donald, as well as head coach Sean McVay, would be back for the 2023 campaign.
However, it is now starting to look like the Rams won’t be as strong, at least on paper.
Bobby Wagner, their star inside linebacker, was released for salary cap reasons, and now there is reportedly a high likelihood that cornerback Jalen Ramsey will be traded at some point this offseason.
The #Rams have had trade talks about six-time Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey and league sources now believe it’s very likely Ramsey is dealt in coming weeks.
Ramsey, 28, is due $17 million in 2023 on a front-loaded deal that averages $20M and L.A. is clearing cap space. pic.twitter.com/vTYlX7nn5B
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 25, 2023
Fans reacted by trying to manifest Ramsey becoming a member of their favorite teams.
— 41 (@SaddiqBeyIntern) February 25, 2023
dread it. run from it. destiny arrives all the same pic.twitter.com/hCv7GdLslX
— Parody (@ImADakFan) February 25, 2023
Ramsey and Jaycee pic.twitter.com/6vybiXpl0m
— 5Goat (@UnbotheredGoat) February 25, 2023
— Florida Boy Corey (@floridaboycorey) February 25, 2023
However, this Kansas City Chiefs fan doesn’t seem to want Ramsey.
He is not good. Chiefs got better CBs
— Eric (@EltonPuka) February 25, 2023
Even though Ramsey had somewhat of a down year in 2022, he is still considered one of the best corners in the NFL.
He had 18 passes defended, four interceptions, and four tackles for loss while earning his sixth straight selection to the Pro Bowl.
At age 28, one has to figure that if he remains healthy, he has lots of high-level football left in him.
His championship experience in 2021 could also be very valuable to a team that hasn’t won it all yet and is looking to finally get over the hump.
It is starting to look like there will be some high-profile names that could be on the move this offseason, which could make the 2023 NFL season even more interesting.
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