After a two-year break from coaching, Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary will join the Los Angeles Rams as a member of the coaching staff for the 2016 NFL season.
Singletary revealed the news during a radio interview with 670 The Score in Chicago that he will serve as an advisor on the defense:
— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) June 28, 2016
Though he did not specify his position, Singletary added that the experience ‘should be interesting.’ His last coaching gigs came as the head man for division rival San Francisco 49ers from 2008-2010 before being fired and later picked up by the Minnesota Vikings as a linebackers assistant from 2011-2013.
ESPN analyst and former head coach Herm Edwards touched on what Singletary can bring to the table:
“He knows this defense, he can bring a wealth of knowledge but also, he’s a pro’s pro.”
Many remember Singletary as the leading force on arguably the greatest defense of all time in the 1985 Chicago Bears. His experience as a championship player could resonate with this talented, but very young Rams defense.
With the departure of several key players to free agency, it will fall on the trio of Aaron Donald, Robert Quinn and Trumaine Johnson to help carry this defense.