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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Joe Noteboom - 2024 Cap Hit: $20 Million

The Rams already released one veteran offensive lineman in Brian Allen last week and Joe Noteboom could be next in line. The six-year veteran has lost his starting job and snaps to Alaric Jackson, who performed well in his stead.

Dealing with injuries, the former third-round pick only played in 20 games over the last two seasons and only 59% of snaps when he was available in 2023.

On top of it all, he carries a cap hit of $20 million for 2024, the fourth-largest number on the team. If the Rams were to make Noteboom a post-June 1 cut, they could save $15 million, which they could use on more pressing needs.

Noteboom would certainly be a useful backup as a swing tackle. He played as left tackle, right tackle, and right guard in his eight starts last season.

There is a chance the sides could agree to restructure the deal but Noteboom would have to agree to a significant pay cut for next season. The only scenario in which Noteboom comes back with his current salary is if the Rams are priced out of re-signing pending free agent Alaric Jackson.

Otherwise, Noteboom is one of the likeliest players to not return for next season.

Despite the surprise 2023 season, the Rams are still considered a long shot (+3000) to win the Super Bowl LIX, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. They could certainly help their odds by nailing these offseason moves.

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