Los Angeles Rams Intend to Hold On to RB Akers

The Los Angeles Rams had a season to forget in 2022, but they appear to have at least mended fences with their leading running back going forward. According to the Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue, the team will attempt "to build off what Cam Akers accomplished in December and January." Akers was unhappy early in the Rams' season, even going so far as to ask for a trade. He eventually settled back into a starting role with the Rams in the back half of the year and finished the season as the Rams' leading rusher with 786 yards. He also finished on a hot streak, accumulating 408 yards of scrimmage and three touchdowns over his final three games.

Akers emerged as a valuable player for the Rams in the back half of the season, so it makes sense for them to center him as a piece of their future, at least for 2023. Akers will enter next season in the final year of his rookie contract with a minuscule $1.96 million cap number. His low cost was likely the reason Rams elected to keep him despite his discontent.
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