Los Angeles Rams Free Agents 2022: Will Von Miller, Odell Beckham Jr., and Darious Williams return this offseason?

Who are the Los Angeles Rams' main free agents in the 2022 NFL offseason? Which players could be the highest-profile available this year?

As Super Bowl 56 winds up, the focus for the Los Angeles Rams will turn to the offseason and their pending free agents in the 2022 offseason. Let’s take a look at the Rams’ top free agents on offense and defense, as well as the other players that could depart this offseason.

Los Angeles Rams free agents in 2022

The Rams have 20 players set to become free agents this offseason. Of those, five are restricted free agents, with backup QB John Wolford an exclusive rights free agent. Of those, six players have played more than 50% of the Rams snaps this season, three on offense and three on defense.

Top Rams offensive free agents

The Rams have three players on their offense who could be viewed as key free agents. It will be intriguing to see which areas of the offense they prioritize this offseason.

Odell Beckham Jr. | WR

When Odell Beckham Jr. arrived with the Rams in November, his star was viewed to be on the wane. Beckham was generally viewed as the villain after his departure from the Browns and needed a strong end to the season to put himself on a strong footing heading into free agency.

He has done exactly that, scoring 5 touchdowns in the regular season and then racking up the stats in the postseason. In the three playoff games leading into Super Bowl, Beckham caught 19 of 23 targets for 236 receiving yards and a touchdown. He has very much “rehabilitated” that image and should be in demand as a free agent this offseason.

Austin Corbett and Brian Allen | OL

It will be interesting to see how the Rams approach their offensive line. If Andrew Whitworth retires, they may decide to chase both Corbett and Allen as potential returners. Changing two or three parts of that offensive line could have a huge impact, and they would ideally want to avoid that.

If Whitworth returns, then the Rams have the luxury to decide how to approach these two. Based on their performances last year, Allen would likely be the one they target top return. Corbett’s performances have not been good enough that they would prioritize him. However, if he lands back with them on a reasonable deal, they would almost certainly not say not to that continuity.

Top Rams defensive free agents

The defensive side of the ball has some really interesting names for the Rams in terms of free agents. They have two really high-profile free agents, with two others that are considered intriguing. They will hope it will be easy to return Troy Reeder, who is a restricted free agent, but they may have to make tough decisions on the other three.

Darious Williams | CB

With Jalen Ramsey already under contract for a large amount, it seems likely Darious Williams will at least test the free-agent market. Williams’ performances have suffered a little this season, with his passer rating allowed at a career-high of 95.8. This season saw him allow 4 touchdowns, having allowed just 3 in the previous two years combined. Additionally, he’s failed to get an interception for the first time this season.

There’s a chance Williams could be back, but it’s a slim one. Williams is likely to be viewed as one of the premier defensive backs and had a first-round tender last year. Given LA’s cap constraints and the talent they have in Ramsey, it would be a surprise if Williams returns next season.

Von Miller | EDGE

Any concerns that remained regarding Von Miller‘s value were somewhat put to bed then to end the season. The well-respected pass rusher finished with 5 sacks in the final four games of the regular season with the Rams. He then managed 2 sacks in the first three rounds of the playoffs.

All of that has seen Miller’s value recover after a slow middle part of the season. Given that J.J. Watt got an average of $14 million a year over two years, Miller should be able to command a similar number. The question would then become Miller might take less to remain in Los Angeles or whether he would be looking for a potential final big payday. It’s hard to judge how Miller will approach what could be the swansong of his career. If he looks for a big payday, he could almost certainly get it. But if he prioritizes winning, he may need to take a slight reduction.

Troy Reeder | LB (RFA)

Reeder has been a really solid contributor for the Rams. His numbers will not set the league on fire, but the role he serves for LA is valuable. It would be a surprise if he’s offered a first-round tender, but he could certainly be eyeing up a move elsewhere if a team was willing to pay it. A second-round tender would be the most likely outcome and should probably see Reeder remain with the Rams.

Sebastian Joseph-Day | DT

Sebastian Joseph-Day is the absolute wild card. Prior to his injury, he had gotten off to a great start in the 2021 season. Through the first seven games, he was on pace to blow away his previous career bests. Unfortunately, a torn pectoral cut ended his seat right there and then.

He showed enough during those seven games where teams might be willing to take a chance. However, whether he gets a multi-year deal is highly doubtful. Therefore, we may see Joseph-Day return to Los Angeles on a one-year deal with the hope he can cash in next offseason.

Who are the Rams’ other free agents in 2022?

  • John Wolford | QB (ERFA)
  • Sony Michel | RB
  • Buddy Howell | RB
  • Brandon Powell | WR
  • Johnny Mundt | TE
  • Coleman Shelton | G (RFA)
  • Joe Noteboom | OT
  • Jamil Demby | G (RFA)
  • Ogbonnia Okoronkwo | EDGE
  • Travin Howard | LB (RFA)
  • Donte Deayon | CB
  • Antoine Brooks | S (SFA)
  • Matt Gay | K (RFA)

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