Just a season after the Los Angeles Rams reached the Super Bowl, the organization could be headed for major changes this offseason after being eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday.
According to NFL.com’s Michael Silver, many believe the Rams could undergo a significant shakeup this offseason with the coaching staff and roster. Specifically, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips could be on his way out.
The move would come a year after the Rams’ defense ranked third in the NFL in takeaways (30) and played a key role in the team’s run to the Super Bowl. Now fast forward to 2019, Los Angeles ranks 16th in takeaways (19) and hasn’t seen the expected improvements since trading two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey.
Of course, Phillips isn’t the only one that could be headed for an exit. The Rams will reportedly consider making major changes to their roster, including a potential decision to move on from running back Todd Gurley.
Gurley, who signed a four-year, $60 million extension in 2018, hasn’t been nearly as productive this season in Los Angeles. A first-team All-Pro in 2017 and ’18, the 25-year-old is averaging just 3.9 yards per carry this season and will likely fall short of the 1,000-yard mark for the first time since 2016.
Once a team that many considered to be a potential dynasty, the Rams now face pressing concerns about their future with limited cap space and no first-round picks for the next two years.
As the team prepares to move into its new stadium, it seems headed for significant changes throughout the organization in the months to come.