The St. Louis Rams signed former number one overall pick and multiple Pro-Bowler left tackle, Jake Long to a four year contract worth about 36 million. This was one of the best moves of the off-season as Long will help their hilariously awful pass protection and is at once their best offensive lineman by a mile. This will also move Roger Saffold to his more natural right tackle position, adding yet another upgrade to the line in and of itself and help protect Sam Bradford.
Bradford is a franchise quarterback, but he has just never been able to prove it, as his offensive line has always been awful, but with one of the best offensive tackles now on board and with upgrades all over the roster, he should have the best season of his career, even better than his Rookie of the Year campaign.
Losing Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson will hurt, but they have talented young receivers waiting in the wings and will most likely draft a receiver with one of their two first round picks. The Rams upgraded one of their worst positions with one of the best players at the position and despite his injury concerns, Long was an excellent signing. They can now focus on other needs in the draft, like guard and safety and know that their franchise quarterback finally has elite protection. Nice job St. Louis.
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