Trade No. 1
Deal Malcolm Brown
Boy, how two years can change things. All of the sudden, Todd Gurley gets cut and is now with the Atlanta Falcons. The running back position is arguably the most replaceable position in all of football, and by most accounts, the Rams still have three capable backs following Gurley’s departure.
Obviously, the team drafted Florida State running back Cam Akers in the second round this year, essentially shouting from the rooftops that he’ll be their go-to guy from here on out.
But, last year, the team also drafted Darrell Henderson out of Memphis in the third round. Heading into the near future, this back field belongs to Akers and Henderson.
Gurley’s primary backup, Malcolm Brown, is still on the roster and is more than a fine compliment if given the playing time. In a league where no one even wanted to trade a late-round pick for Leonard Fournette, it would make sense that the Rams would be unable to find a taker for Brown.
However, if a team was willing to pay a conditional late-round pick for Brown, the Rams should jump all over it. He’s 27 years old and could absolutely come into a situation like Tampa Bay or even Minnesota — who will have to deal with a potential Dalvin Cook holdout — and make an instant impact.
Next year, Brown’s contract is up and he becomes a free agent. Why not at least float his name out there and see what potential deal could be struck?