With the Los Angeles Rams’ relationship with running back Cam Akers at an all-time low, the team may look to the trade market very soon to address their glaring weakness, which is their running attack.
Los Angeles Rams are looking for a replacement for Cam Akers and have three trade options, including Christian McCaffrey
Akers was officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers by the Rams on Friday due to “personal reasons.”
The move was unexpected, but a player missing a game for reasons that they and the team do not want the public to know is not uncommon.
However, comments made by head coach Sean McVay in the aftermath of the news suggested that the 2020 second-round pick and the team were not on good terms.
This season, the Rams’ running game has been abysmal, ranking dead last in the NFL with an average of 62.4 yards per game.
The Rams’ running game woes aren’t entirely Akers’ fault, as McVay admitted in his press conference on Friday. However, if the team continues to use him each week, things will not improve.
If things have deteriorated to the point where Akers is traded or cut, Los Angeles must address their running back issues immediately in order to at least remain in contention for the division title, before considering repeating as Super Bowl champions.
Three possible options for Cam Akers:
- Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
Following the firing of head coach Matt Rhule, the Panthers are said to be open to trades over the next month.
While it has been recommended that Christian McCaffrey is unlikely to be traded, the Panthers should recognize it if the Rams make them an offer they can’t refuse.
- David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
This season, Khalil Herbert has impressed as a fill-in for David Montgomery. That, combined with the fact that the Chicago Bears’ 2019 third-round pick is set to become a free agent, is more than enough reason for the team to start talking about trades.
Montgomery is evidently not the player McCaffrey is, but he could certainly elevate his game under McVay and at a much lower cost.
- Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders
Last season’s starter, Antonio Gibson, is expendable with Brian Robinson returning to the field and taking over the starting job for the Washington Commanders in Week 6.
About Cam Akers
|No. 3 – Los Angeles Rams|
|Born:||June 22, 1999|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||217 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Clinton (MS)|
|College:||Florida State (2017–2019)|
|NFL Draft:||2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52|
|Career highlights and awards|