One of the big name free agents that the Los Angeles have put a focus on re-singing is edge rusher Leonard Floyd. The deal is now done. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed edge rusher Leonard Floyd. The contract is for $64M for four years.
Rams are giving LB Leonard Floyd a four-year, $64 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
Leonard Floyd had a disappointing run with the Chicago Bears. However, he signed with the Los Angeles Rams last year with the help of defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. He was brought because of his length and ability to seal the edge in the run game. Any pass rush was considered icing on the cake. He finished the season with 31 solo tackles, 14 assist, and 11 sacks. He was an outstanding player on a one year prove it deal and he proved that he can be an elite pass rusher.
Now Floyd has been rewarded with a new stable multi-year deal, keeping him with the Rams and next to Aaron Donald. In a unprecedented year with a lower salary cap it was thought that he would could walk in free agency. Instead the Rams showed how much they value the position and his level of play.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the New York Giants also made a strong push for Floyd. However, the Rams were able to keep their star pass-rusher under contract.
With the lowered cap there was a lot of thought of many players taking one year deal and then adjust once the cap goes back up. With fans hopefully back in the stands next season. After losing John Johnson III, the Rams were able to keep their other high-priority free agent. They still need to get under the cap however by Wednesday. The team will most certainly be looking to restructure contracts of other players on the roster in order to create space.