5 Rams on Thin Ice Heading Into 2024 Offseason

Five Los Angeles Rams who are on thin ice heading into the 2024 offseason.

Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams linebacker Troy Reeder (59) against the
Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams linebacker Troy Reeder (59) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Ronnie Rivers

One priority this offseason for the Rams will be solidifying depth at key positions. Following the breakout of Kyren Williams in 2023, having a strong backfield outside of him is even more important, considering how health can be an issue for high-usage running backs.

As a result, it'd be no surprise if Ronnie Rivers is on the chopping block after his unimpressive 2023 season.

The former undrafted free agent was a third or even fourth option for the team this season in the backfield, with Williams leading the charge and veteran Royce Freeman (319 yards, 2 TDs) providing the bulk of the support.

Rivers ended the year with just 129 yards on 32 carries as a result. Injuries also played a big role in limiting Rivers' usage, as he managed to appear in only nine contests while facing a stint on the injured list during the heart of the season.

That's now two straight campaigns with fewer than 10 appearances for Rivers. It's tough to advocate keeping anyone around who's in and out of the lineup that much, especially when there's little results to show from when they are active.

Quality RB depth is cheap nowadays, so the Rams could upgrade this offseason pretty easily. The team also has an obvious No. 2 choice waiting in the wings in rookie Zach Evans, who could see his role expanded in 2024.