The Los Angeles Rams are going all-in on 2021. That was evident when the team traded for 32-year old quarterback Matthew Stafford two weeks ago, giving up Jared Goff and two first round picks in the process. Rams general manager Les Snead is still exploring all available options. According to Connor Myles and Sports Illustrated’s Eagles Maven, The Los Angeles Rams called the Philadelphia inquiring about tight end Zach Ertz.
According to the report, the Los Angeles Chargers were also part of trade discussions for Ertz.
Ertz has been one of the better tight ends in the NFL over the past five years. He was injured for much of last season, but the five seasons prior, he had put up 800 or more yards each year.
The Rams currently have a solid tight end in Tyler Higbee. While Higbee has put together stretches of top tight-end play, he hasn’t been able to do so consistently. The team is also losing tight end Gerald Everett in free agency.
Outside of Higbee, the Rams will be relying on second year tight end Brycen Hopkins who played a grand total of three snaps last season. Adding a premier tight end like Ertz would have given the Rams offense a premier threat at the position.
It’s uncertain how in-depth these calls went. This could have been something as simple as Les Snead calling Howie Roseman and asking what the deal with Ertz was. Snead might not have even made an official offer.
It is interesting though, and good to know, that the Rams general manager was at least doing his due diligence. The Rams are looking to do whatever it takes to win in 2021. Nothing should be ruled out outside of getting a quarterback. It’s clear that the front office is keeping its options open. The Rams could be far from finished when it comes to making a big splash this offseason.