The Los Angeles Rams didn’t waste any time getting linebacker help after Dante Fowler flew the coup for the Atlanta Falcons today. The Rams opted to sign Leonard Floyd to a 1-year deal for $10 million, but could jump to $13 million with incentives, according to Rams beat writer Lindsey Thiry.
The Rams are doing another “prove it” contract, this time with Floyd. It’s actually a similar contract to the one they gave Fowler last season. Although, Floyd has much more to prove.
Floyd was drafted ninth overall of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He hasn’t really lived up to his draft hype, but still has plenty of potential. In four seasons with the Bears, Floyd earned: 154 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, 18.5 sacks, one interception and nine pass deflections.
This is a temporary fix, but if Floyd adapts well with Brandon Staley’s defensive scheme, he could be in a for a big payday in 2021. It’s been a busy day in free agency for the Rams, and there will likely be more news coming. Stay tuned!