Though they are no longer undefeated, the Rams certainly look every bit the part of a Super Bowl champion this season. With the recent success of the Golden State Warriors, the idea of the superteam has become a popular topic of discussion across sports. Many feel that it would be difficult to create a true superteam in the NFL, with about 25 starting positions and 53 total roster spots to fill. The Los Angeles Rams, however, are probably about as close to a superteam as one could find in the NFL. The roster is stocked with both talented veterans and young superstars, highlighted by quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and defensive lineman Aaron Donald.
The team is also complemented by an elite coaching staff, led by young head coach Sean McVay and veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. There have been numerous great teams in Rams history, such as the “Greatest Show on Turf”, which appeared in the Super Bowl in 2000 and 2002, winning the championship in 2000. However, this year’s team may just be the best one yet. This season, the Rams may just have what it takes to bring a Lombardi Trophy home to L.A.
The Rams have had an interesting history of relocation, moving from Los Angeles to St. Louis in 1995 before returning to L.A. in 2015. Because of the teams’ repeated movement, its fans are well dispersed across the country. Despite the Rams’ relatively short time in St. Louis, the city and the fans embraced the team as their own. This made leaving a difficult process, with the team having become a central part of the city’s identity.