After it was being speculated that former Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh would sing with maybe either the Patriots or the Jets, it turns out that neither would materialize. NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport is reporting that Suh will sign a contract with the Los Angeles Rams.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2018
Now this move is a scary one for the rest of the league, because by adding Suh the Rams at least on paper will have the best defense in the league, at least for one season. As Rapoport relayed, it’s a massive $14 million for that year, and it also has endorsement potential in L.A. too.
Suh will be joining reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald on the defensive line. But that’s not all.
In addition the Rams also traded for Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. They also tagged Larmarcus Joyner and re-signed Nickell Robey-Coleman. In addition to that they singed veteran CB Sam Shields to a contract too.
What makes these moves so scary? The Rams defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, who’s considered one of the best in the business. He now has some serious veteran pieces to work with for at least one season.
The Rams clearly have moved to become one of the favorites in the NFC. The NFC West is going to be an interesting division. With the 49ers clearly improved with QN Jimmy Garoppolo, the Cardinals starting the Sam Bradford era and the Seahawks making serious moves in what looks like a quick rebuild, there is quite a bit to consider.
Now with being one of the favoreds in the NFC, they are going to go out there and prove that all these moves were worth it. Again Suh only signed a one year contract and being able to afford all of these veteran players at once, with Jared Goff coming off his rookie contract at the end of this season, means this window is very small.
That said as far as the Dolphins are concerned, there must be a sigh of relief that Suh didn’t sign with either the Jets of the Dolphins. At least he’s out of the division.
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