Rams Biggest Losers? CBS Sports Trade Deadline Reactions
With the dust settled on the 2022 NFL trade deadline, it was arguably the most exciting trade deadlines in recent memory. Many teams moved their chips to the middle table to make win-now moves and signaled that they were ready for the next round. The Los Angeles Rams were not among those teams. Following a 31-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday that dropped their record to 3-4, the Rams ultimately didn’t make any moves at the deadline.
The Rams were deemed one of the worst losers of the trade deadline due to their inaction.
Loser: Los Angeles Rams
The Rams were edged out by the 49ers in the race to land Christian McCaffrey. Los Angeles didn’t do anything by the deadline. The Rams will have no choice but to rely on their current roster in order to get out of the hole that they are in. Los Angeles is now 3-4 after last Sunday’s loss and needs several positional upgrades.
The Rams failed to trade Cam Akers before the deadline, which was a missed opportunity. It appears that Akers’ relationship with the Rams appears to have ended.
They supposedly offered a trade package for Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns centered around two first-round picks, but ultimately no deal came to fruition.
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On paper, the Rams do have the talent to turn things around and insert themselves into the NFC playoff picture by the end of the season. However, time is running out on their ability to do so, and being good on paper doesn’t translate to wins in the win column.
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