This Saints-Rams Trade Sends Alvin Kamara To Los Angeles

Alvin Kamara, Rams
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The 2022 season was a disaster for the Los Angeles Rams. They were never able to get close to replicating the success they had the previous season when they took home the Lombardi Trophy, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl.

Injuries played a big part in the team’s lack of success as they were banged up during the offseason and throughout the regular season. Matthew Stafford’s offseason regiment being thrown off because he was recovering from an elbow procedure was a precursor of what was to come during the season.

Los Angeles couldn’t consistently move the ball as the only production they received offensively was from Stafford finding Cooper Kupp. Free agent signing Allen Robinson was a bust and the running game was a mess. The inability of the offensive line to block really anyone led to the entire offense unraveling.

This offseason, the Rams are going to have to find a way to improve in the trenches. If they are unable to do that, it could be another tough season on the field. Improving the talent at running back wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

Los Angeles has shown that they aren’t afraid to make a big splash if it means improving the team. They have spent draft capital at will and could be in a similar position this season as their avenues to improving the roster are limited.

If they decide to make one more run with this core, trading for an established running back would make a lot of sense. One player that could be on their radar is Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans is in a brutal spot cap-wise as they are projected to be more than $60 million over the salary cap. Without a long-term answer at the quarterback position, this could be a rebuilding year in the Big Easy.

Trading someone such as Kamara could help them start that journey. He was involved in trade talks ahead of the trade deadline and could be on the market again this offseason. New Orleans was reportedly seeking a first-round pick in negotiations with the Philadelphia Eagles, but that could have been motivated by the Eagles owning their selection.

Los Angeles should offer their 2023 third-round pick and a 2024 conditional second-round pick and see if the Saints bite. The second-rounder in 2024 can turn into a first if Kamara and the Rams hit certain incentives during the 2023 season.

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