Rams Give Raise To Robert Woods

The Rams are taking care of one of their own. Los Angeles is giving receiver Robert Woods a raise for the 2019 season, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

According to Schefter, the Rams are “adding an additional $1 million to 2019 Base Salary, and fully guaranteed a new $2 million Roster Bonus for next year.” He notes that there aren’t any extra years being added or strings attached, and that it’s just a straight raise. It’s a gesture of good will that doesn’t happen too often in the NFL. Woods has been playing at a level well above what he’s being paid, so it does make sense why the Rams are feeling generous.

In March of 2017, Woods signed a five-year, $34MM contract with the Rams. He’s locked in for another three seasons, and that deal looks like an absolute steal for the team now. He had a career year last season, racking up 1,219 yards and six touchdowns on 86 receptions. He also played a big role as a runner/decoy with Sean McVay’s frequent jet motions, carrying the ball 19 times for 157 yards and a touchdowns.

Woods led one of the league’s best offenses in receiving yards last season, and he’d shatter the less than $7MM annually he’s earning under his current deal if he were to hit the open market now. Woods was a solid player his first handful of seasons in Buffalo, but he’s taken his game to a new level under McVay. Alongside Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks, he’ll be apart of one of the game’s best receiving corps in 2019.

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8 comments on “Rams Give Raise To Robert Woods

  1. jorge78

    It doesn’t help things when the media SCREAMS a player is underpaid when he has a good year. Maybe the player is doing well because he’s in the right system? Honor your word, honor your contract. A MAN is only as good as his word…..

    • b.to.the.rian

      Would you complain if your employer recognized your hard work and rewarded you with a pay raise? It doesn’t sound as though he was demanding a new contract or threatening to sit out, just that he exceeded the team’s expectations. Classy move by the Rams.

    • JT19

      But teams are freely allowed to cut players from their contracts whenever they want. That’s a perk of being the employer, but let’s not act like teams honor the length of the contract every time either.

  2. Kane

    Where was all this in STL? Kroneke NEVER wanted it to work out there, what a shame!

  3. jeremy

    bill fans oh woods cant stay healthy , he sucks. goes to a different team he becomes a good WR.

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