The 2021 NFL season concluded on Sunday with a Los Angeles Rams’ victory in the Super Bowl. Who are some of their pending free agents?
The 2021 NFL season concluded on Sunday as the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in Super Bowl 56.
It was a storybook season for the Rams–they traded for Matthew Stafford, went all-in with acquisitions of Odell Beckham, Jr, and Von Miller, and knew they were in a “Super Bowl or bust” mentality.
Playing the big game on their home turf, the Rams started hot before collapsing a bit to begin the second half. They got themselves together and scored a touchdown to take the lead in the final minutes of the game.
After the celebration settles, all eyes will turn to the 2022 NFL season, which kicks off next month with the beginning of free agency.
The Rams will have an interesting free agency period. They won’t have a ton of cap space but will have notable free agents they surely want to sign back.
So, let’s take a look at some of the Los Angeles Rams’ free agents following Super Bowl 56.
Los Angeles Rams free agents – Offense
Perhaps their biggest free agent this coming offseason is Odell Beckham, Jr, who was a mid-season acquisition after being released by the Cleveland Browns.
OBJ found himself again in LA, becoming a crucial part of the Rams Super Bowl run.
His projected market value is around two years, at $26 million.
The Rams are $10 million over the cap, so they’ll need to make some room if they believe in re-signing a 29-year-old Odell Beckham.
Another notable free agent that probably does not get talked about a ton is tackle Joseph Noteboom, a versatile player who can play inside and out. His rookie deal is up, and with Andrew Whitworth set to retire, I would assume the Rams look to retain his services.
Two other free agents along the offensive line are starting players Austin Corbett and Brian Allen. Both are about average players in my opinion. I think the Rams could do better than both, but it would make sense if the team tries to retain at least 1 of them.
Running backs Sony Michel and Buddy Howell are also free agents. Being that quality running backs can be found everywhere, I think both players are not retained.
The last notable offensive free agent is backup quarterback John Wolford. He’d be cheap to retain, and I think he comes back for consistency’s sake.
The Rams’ offensive free agents aren’t exactly major. They will surely work to retain Beckham, and I think they look to retain Joseph Noteboom, and either Austin Corbett or Brian Allen. LA’s offense should look very similar in 2022 as it did in 2021.