The Los Angeles Rams opted to sever ties with center John Sullivan by declining his 2019 option. This will make Sullivan a free agent heading into the heart of the offseason.
The veteran center became apart of Sean McVay’s revamped offense in 2017. Joining Andrew Whitworth on the young offensive line molded the unit to become a reliable bunch for the past two seasons.
Sullivan played 31 of 32 games, missing only Week 17 in 2017 when McVay sat the starters in preparation of the playoffs. Sullivan’s contributions to the development of QB Jared Goff are undeniable. However, at age 33, Sullivan is moving beyond his prime.
With Sullivan entering free agency, Brian Allen is now in line to become the Rams starter at center. Sullivan was scheduled to make $6.25 million in 2019. The Rams now must focus their attention on retaining other pending free agents like Rodger Saffold.
SOURCES: Pro Football Reference, NFL.com, Los Angeles Rams