Los Angeles Rams Benefit From Safety Free Agency Market Flood, 3 Targets To Watch

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The Los Angeles Rams will need to address safety with both John Johnson III and Jordan Fuller hitting free agency this year. It hasn’t been a position that the Rams have heavily invested in recent years. They have allowed Johnson and Taylor Rapp to walk in free agency and they have often looked to free agency to fill the role. But this year may be a different story as the market has been flooded by a litany of good veteran options.

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Los Angeles Rams Benefit From Glut Of Free Agent Safeties

As basic principles of supply and demand teach, prices drop when supply goes up. Teams are going to be competing for the biggest names on the list. Once that initial wave, there will be even less demand and still ample supply. This means the Rams can snap up a known quantity at a steal of a deal in the second or third wave.

Free Agent Targets To Watch For The Los Angeles Rams

Alohi Gilman

Alohi Gilman is a good option for the Los Angeles Rams because he fits well in Brandon Staley’s system, which the Rams have run a version of over the last few seasons. He broke up seven passing targets and intercepted two balls last season.

2023 was his first year as a starter, he worked his way up, improving each season, and had a breakout year once given the playing time. He’s a former 6th-round pick from 2020

He’s coming off his rookie contract, so he has plenty of treads left on the tires.

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Tashaun Gipson

Tashaun Gipson is an experienced veteran who has played a consistent role as the deep third free safety in San Francisco’s defense for the past few seasons. He’s adept at keeping plays in front of him and has a knack for making plays on the ball when targeted, although those instances are rare. Quarterbacks had a 38.9 NFL Passer Rating when targeting Gipson

At 33, Gipson is not a long-term answer, but could ensure quality play while a newly drafted safety develops in the role.

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Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards has proven to be one of the most impactful defensive backs in the league in recent seasons, consistently creating turnovers when the ball comes his way. After his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he found a solid role in the Chiefs’ secondary, especially in formations featuring three safeties. He has allowed just seven touchdowns in five seasons, zero last year.