After losing some critical pieces on the 2020 defense earlier in free agency, the Rams hold on to OLB Leonard Floyd. He didn’t come cheaply, agreeing to a 4-year, $64 million contract.
Rams are giving LB Leonard Floyd a four-year, $64 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
To be blunt, the Rams have no cap space. General Manager Les Snead indicated that the Rams will restructure contracts to free up space. Nothing like that has been reported yet though. It was thought that the Rams could probably bring back one of their top free agents. Now that Floyd has been revealed as their choice, the question becomes if it’s possible for the Rams to sign anyone else? Don’t forget, the Rams still need some money set aside for the 2021 NFL Draft class too.
Floyd resurrected his career with the Rams after having a disappointing start with the Chicago Bears. The Bears selected him ninth overall of the 2016 NFL Draft, but was cut last season. The Rams brought him in on a one-year “prove it” contract, and boy did he prove his worth.
In 2020, Floyd earned 55 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Floyd, along with Aaron Donald became one of the best defensive duos in the NFL. Add in the fact that newly hired defensive coordinator, Raheem Morris is a blitz specialist and this duo together can cause plenty of mayhem.