3 Worst Rams Contracts to Overcome This Offseason

The Los Angeles Rams are trying to make it back to the Super Bowl. They have these bad contracts as an obstacle on the way.

Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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Unlike last season, the Los Angeles Rams are in a good financial situation with the ability to spend in free agency to bolster their roster. Combine that with an overachieving 10-7 season in 2023 and the future in Los Angeles is bright.

That doesn't mean, however, that there won't be challenges in the way for the Rams to be contenders. Like every team in the NFL, the Rams have some bad contracts that they will need to overcome next season. Whether they keep them and hope they perform better next season, trade, or cut these players, the Rams have to figure out what to do with these contracts to maximize their cap space and roster.

Tyler Higbee - 2024 Cap Hit: $12.1 Million

When the Rams fell to the Detroit Lions in the Wild Card round, they also lost their starting tight end Tyler Higbee. After taking a brutal hit in the second half, Higbee tore his ACL and MCL, jeopardizing his NFL future.

Higbee has been a starter with the Rams for the past eight seasons and has been a fan favorite. He has never been an elite option at his position but he has been a reliable and consistent quality starter that rarely missed any games. That's why this hurts even more.

The 31-year-old tight end is unlikely to suit up for the Rams next season but he has the sixth-largest cap hit of any player on the roster with $12.1 million as part of the extension he signed just six months ago.

This creates an immediate need at tight end for the Rams and they will surely address it via the draft or free agency. However, they will almost certainly have Higbee's contract as dead money on the books regardless of what they decide to do with the former fourth-round pick out of Western Kentucky.