Why the Rams should re-sign Cory Littleton instead of Dante Fowler

Dec 30, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Cory Littleton (58) runs to the end zone after intercepting a second quarter pass from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (not pictured) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams fell short of making the playoffs for the first time under Sean McVay in 2019. After failing to reach the postseason, the Rams will be faced with a couple of notable decisions in the offseason.

Among the decisions, the most important one is centered around Dante Fowler and Cory Littleton. Both Fowler and Littleton are set to become free agents when the new league year begins on March 18th.

Before delving further into the Rams’ offseason, it’s important to preface that Los Angeles is projected to begin the offseason with $19.5 in cap space, per Spotrac. Given the lack of funds, the Rams could have to move on from either Fowler or Littleton (or possibly both).

Aside from Fowler and Littleton, Los Angeles has other crucial decisions to make. Of course, some are curious about what will happen to Brandin Cooks or Todd Gurley.

As free agency nears, fans in Los Angeles are going to discuss whether they’d rather retain Fowler or Littleton. In today’s NFL, it’s beneficial to have a talented edge rusher.

On the other hand, it’s rare to find an every-down inside linebacker that is effective in coverage. Taking everything into consideration, here is why the Rams should re-sign Littleton instead of Fowler.