Rams “Definitely” Value Austin Blythe

In a few weeks, Austin Blythe will be eligible for free agency. Ideally, Rams head coach Sean McVay would like to prevent that from happening. 

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He did a great job and he’s definitely somebody that we appreciate, we value,” McVay said (via USA Today). “I think there’s going to be a lot of things that we’ve got to really navigate through as we’re trying to figure out the best way to put our team together as we figure out what is that cap? What does it look like specific to some of the things that we’re in the midst of trying to figure out? You even talk about restructuring, some of the guys that have some of those bigger deals and where we can find some of that money.”

Blythe raised his stock in 2019 as he took over for Brian Allen. The Rams re-upped him on one-year deal and he performed as a solid starter throughout the year. Centers like Corey Linsley may draw more attention on the open market, but there would be plenty of suitors for Blythe. Last year, he earned a score of 69.3 from Pro Football Focus, positioning him as the ninth-best center in the NFL.

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6 comments on “Rams “Definitely” Value Austin Blythe

  1. GoChargers

    Stay in L.A. and the same stadium but wear that powder blue and lightning bolt next year, I hope

  2. 12thDan03

    He’s an obvious fit in Seattle. They need a C and he would provide continuity with Waldron incorporating the Rams scheme there.

  3. Simmons>Russ

    I’d trade Rob Woods for Orlando Brown the Ravens LT. That covers you for if Witworth retires, and if not Whitworth started his career off at LG he could slot in there. Would have bigger bodies in the middle but less athletic edge rushers to deal with, or could move him to RT.
    Between Brown Blythe Havensetin and Whitworth possibly coming back you’d have a great/really good o line. That gives Stafford time and flexibility, and also opens up more lanes for Cam Akers who was impressive. That’s important in the NFC coming up against great defences like the Seahawks, Bears, WFT, Buccs, Saints, Niners etc.

    We already know that defence is really really good. But I’d ask AJ Bouye if he would like to come play on the cheap with Jalen Ramsey again for a year. The two were elite going to the AFC Championship together with the Jags. I’d throw him a cheap deal and hope he can turn it around. Which would make your defence even better. Sticking with former Jags players I’d see if Dede Westbrook’s would be keen to come as WR depth after trading Woods. You’d still have Kupp, Jefferson and Higbee but West rooms would make a nice addition and you could also get another receiver in the draft.

    You’d have a good/great o line, good QB, good RB, some alright receiving options and a elite defence.

    • LordShade

      The Ravens aren’t going to trade Brown for an overpaid, aging WR, are you kidding me? They’ll just trade him for a first and then draft a replacement.

  4. paulk-2

    The Rams are going to have to clear 30-35 million just to dig out of the salary cap hole they dug themselves in and have the money for their draft picks. If they want to sign or re-sign any free agents means they will have to clear out more space then that and that’s going to be a very tough task to do since they don’t have many contracts to restructure or release.

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