Rams coach Sean McVay has plans for the team’s dynamic running gameBy Ryan Ward
The Los Angeles Rams made some notable moves this offseason. The most significant of which was the departure of star running back Todd Gurley.
It has moved the franchise in a completely new direction in the backfield. According to ESPN, head coach, Sean McVay, looks to be entirely appeased by their current running back situations with rookie Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson, and Malcolm Brown.
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“We feel we’ve got three really good backs,” McVay said. “What does that mean in terms of the distribution of carries? I think that’s to be determined based on how things play themselves out and when we get a chance to actually compete in practice and in those live opportunities.”
At this point, there is no clarity in terms of how things will unfold next season and beyond that. Brown is the veteran of the group. He has been the primary backup to Gurley over the last couple of years.
Meanwhile, Henderson was initially expected to get a shot as being the primary back in 2020 as he showed flashes in his rookie campaign. Akers’ arrival shakes things up a bit, leading to the belief that it will be a running back-by-committee approach.
Each will have their fair shot of showing what they can do in an expanded role. However, the Rams should more than comfortable rolling in the direction of a shared workload. It will also be one of the many things that McVay will keep a close eye on next season as his team looks to get back into the playoffs.