The Odell Beckham rumor mill won’t stop, and neither will the Los Angeles Rams ‘ dealings. The New York Giants are listening to trade offers for Beckham, and there have been several already, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. The Rams have made their first-round pick – No. 23 overall – available for such a deal, according to NFLN’s Steve Wyche. Though the Giants are fielding inquiries about their star receiver, they reportedly haven’t determined whether they’re willing to trade him, Rapoport adds.
Instead, Suh will just go to Los Angeles to form what surely must be the most terrifying pair of interior disruptors on one defensive line in recent memory. There were concerns about L.A.’s pass rush after the Rams traded away Robert Quinn, but Suh and Aaron Donald should be downright unblockable against the weak underbelly of NFL pass-protectors, the league’s interior linemen. They’ve already sacked Russell Wilson four times and the season hasn’t even started yet.
The NFC North isn’t going to be a cakewalk this year. With Aaron Rodgers back, the Packers will be a playoff contender as usual. The Detroit Lions aren’t a great team, but they aren’t a tomato can, either. And the Vikings will play a first-place schedule in 2018.
It may be happy-smiley fun-time in Minneapolis right now, but if the Vikings get off to a slow start, things could change in a hurry.
Are there reasons to think that the pairing might not play out as well as the name value sounds Three, I think. One is that Suh is genuinely coming off of his worst season since 2011, when he was suspended for two games — the only two he has missed in his professional career. Suh has been able to stay remarkably healthy for an interior lineman, but he also has played a ton of snaps by the age of 30. Since entering the league in 2010, he has played 6,773 defensive snaps, more than any other defensive lineman in football. Just three linemen — Suh, Calais Campbell and Cameron Jordan — have topped 6,000 snaps over that span.