With NFL free agency right around the corner, the Los Angeles Rams presumably have their sights set on upgrading their offensive personnel. Of course, with the expected arrival of new faces comes the departure of familiar ones.
The Rams passing attack has been anything but lethal in the past decade, but now there is speculation they could lose their first 1,000-yard receiver in that said period. According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, one of those faces is likely to be wideout, Kenny Britt:
The veteran receiver is coming off his first 1,000-yard-receiving season, which was also the Rams’ first since 2007, and will now be an unrestricted free agent. Chances are that the Rams, now under the direction of the offensive-minded Sean McVay, will move on. They’ll prioritize other targets in free agency, perhaps the likes of DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Kenny Stills and the real prize, Alshon Jeffery. Britt may be better off moving on, too. He’s an eight-year veteran, coming off his third season with the Rams, and may want to pair with a more established quarterback than Jared Goff.
The departure of Britt would leave the Rams in dire need of a consistent wideout to help with Goff’s development. Fortunately, there are a number of playmakers available in free agency this offseason.
While Alshon Jeffrey is undoubtedly the big fish in this group, the more likely candidates have been McVay’s former players in Desean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Although they have roughly $40 million in cap space to work with this offseason, the Rams will need to tread carefully as there are plenty of needs to address among various position groups.