The Los Angeles Rams have a history of producing some of the greatest players to ever grace the gridiron. Among them was Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson.
Dickerson was revered as arguably the best running back in the game before a series of contract negotiations led to a bitter departure. However, with the team back in Los Angeles, it is evident that the love between the fans and Dickerson never faded.
He officially signed a one-day contract to retire as a Ram on the team’s Twitter account.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 29, 2017
The Rams drafted Dickerson with the second overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. His explosive speed and unique style made him a perfect fit for the bright lights of Hollywood.
Despite later being traded to the Indianapolis Colts during the1987 NFL season, Dickerson’s best years were undoubtedly in Los Angeles. He still holds the NFL’s all-time single-season rushing record with 2,105 yards in 1984.
The relationship between Dickerson and the Rams has come a long way since last year’s little spat with former head coach Jeff Fisher. However, new head coach Sean McVay has been vocal about having the Hall of Famer around as a mentor for the players. Regardless, fans can now rejoice in the fact that Eric Dickerson has now officially retired as a Los Angeles Ram.