The Los Angeles Rams look to be one of the early favorites to win the Super Bowl after transforming their team in the offseason following their successful 2017 NFL season run. Through trades and free agency, the Rams now employ some of the league’s premier defensive talents and should wreak havoc on that side of the field.
With questions regarding former Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson’s free agency, Los Angeles decided to swing a trade for defensive back Marcus Peters. Peters, who has become one of the league’s best corners, has a knack for forcing interceptions and raking the ball out of opposing players’ hands, traits that should serve him well in Wade Phillips’ defensive scheme.
Peters is a bonafide playmaker on defense, but expressed how impressed he was with Sean McVay’s offense after the team’s first day of offseason training activities according to Myles Simmons of Rams:
Aqib Talib at the podium. Says OTA No. 1 was good, and he got an introduction to the McVay offense. Called it “pretty crazy” with all the movement.
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) May 21, 2018
McVay has been lauded around the league for the work he’s done with the Rams and their offense as they were the highest scoring team during the 2017 NFL campaign after being one year removed from finishing last in almost every offensive metric. Peters should find his work cut out for him when scrimmaging with the team as Los Angeles proved to be a tough cover for every opponent last season.
With Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh now in the fold for the Rams, opposing teams will be hard-pressed to score on what is a suddenly stacked defensive unit. Los Angeles is clearly all-in on a championship and they have legitimate shot to win it if things break their way.