Leonard Floyd Stays in Los Angeles

Floyd Stays in Los Angeles

Free-agent frenzy is in full force right now with signings happening left and right. The Los Angeles Rams kept what was a very important piece of their defense last year in Leonard Floyd. The 28-year old linebacker was one of many great edge rushers in this free-agent class. Floyd signed a four-year deal to stay in the city of angels to the tune of $64 million. That breaks down to $16 million per year for Floyd who had a career year for the Rams.

Floyd was originally drafted 9th overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL draft. The Bears had high hopes for Floyd who they expected to thrive while Khalil Mack ate double teams all year. But his four years in Chicago were not what fans had hoped. He walked in free agency after the Bears declined his 5th-year option and he opted to sign a one-year prove-it deal with the Rams for $10 million. It is safe to say that his gamble paid off as he got himself more money and a long-term contract.

Floyd Career Stats

In Floyd’s four years with the Bears, he played 54 games and recorded 18.5 sacks. In his one season with the Rams, Floyd set career highs in just about every statistical category. He registered 10.5 sacks to go with 31 solo tackles and 11 tackles for loss. Floyd also had 19 QB hits this year which is seven more than he has had in a single season with the Bears. Floyd was able to thrive with the Rams for 16 games. He now gets four more seasons with them. And don’t forget the Rams still have Aaron Donald who is a problem for offensive lines already. Add Floyd into that mix and both of them will feast this year.

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