The Los Angeles Rams are looking to bolster their roster in order to make another run at the Super Bowl in 2019. The team is looking to improve on the defensive side of the ball, and have targeted a standout linebacker in free agency.
According to reports, the LA is hoping to sign free agent LB Clay Matthews. There will be a lot of competition for Matthews' signature, but the Rams' current favorable situation could be a deciding factor for the 32-year-old.
Matthews to the Rams would make a ton of sense. The linebacker attended college at USC and grew up in Northridge, CA, so the connection to the city is all there.
In 2018, Matthews played in all 16 games for the Packers, recording 43 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 12 QB hits. His sack tally was the fewest of his 10-year career in the league, all of which he's spent in Green Bay.
An increasing chance Clay Matthews will return to the #Packers. He is still testing the market, but Green Bay has had positive talks with his agent. Only time will tell, but Matthews at ILB is a good fit.— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) March 13, 2019
There's still a chance that Matthews returns to Green Bay, but he's testing the market which gives the Rams a chance to lure him to Los Angeles.
In his 10-year career, Matthews has been to the Pro Bowl six times and earned All-Pro honors in 2010, his second season in the league. He would be a great addition for any team, even as he gets older.