Rams News: Les Snead Wins 2021 Executive Of The Year At L.A. Sports Awards
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead was named the 2021 L.A. executive of the year at the 17th annual L.A. Sports Awards.

Every year, the L.A. Sports Council recognizes local athletes and teams that have made a positive impact, both on the field and in the community.

Winners also received a crystal prism made by Tiffany & Co.

“It’s an honor to accept this award, and really it’s an award that rewards not just me but a group of people,” Snead said. “A group of highly talented people; whether you’re a starting player, an All-Pro player, whether you’re a contributing player, whether you’re a coach, or on the staff supporting the football organization.

“It’s an award that rewards that group of people for making sacrifices and really collaborating to do bigger things for a ‘we’ — and in this case the Los Angeles Rams. And in even a bigger case as the L.A. community as a whole.

“I’m glad that I was able to do my part in inspiring this group and doing my part in engineering the ecosystem to help everyone get to thrive within their expertise.”

Coming off a third-place finish at 9-7 in 2019, the Rams were looking to get back on track for the 2020 season and make the playoffs again for the first time since they lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LVII during the 2018 season.

Overall, the Rams finished the 2020 season at second in the NFC West with a record of 10-6 and clinched a Wild Card birth, but ultimately lost to the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional round.

After the loss to the Packers, the Rams decided to go all-in by acquiring Matthew Stafford, Von Miller, Odell Beckham Jr. and others, and it worked as they finished the 2021 season as the Super Bowl LVI champions.

Rams recognized with top 5 sports moment

The Rams were also recognized as having one of the top L.A. sports moments, coming in at No. 5 out of 10 for defeating the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card round on Jan. 10, 2021.

The Rams defeated the Seahawks 30-20 after Jared Goff took over for the injured John Wolford less than two weeks after Goff had three pins inserted into his right thumb that was broken in Week 16.