NFL trade rumors are swirling around Los Angeles running back Cam Akers; 3 best fits for fourth-year running back.
The Los Angeles Rams arebreaking ties with Cam Akers and “a handful of teams” are already blowing up the phones for a potential trade for the fourth year running back. Which NFL team will emerge as the favorites? We’ll look at the 3 best fits as 2023 continues to be the year of the NFL running back.
Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Akers future with the Rams was already in question given his contract situation and the direction of the team. After a healthy scratch in the team’s Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Rams head coach Sean McVay sent a clear statement that the team plans on cutting ties with the 2020 second-round pick.
"“I feel very good about the clarity that was provided to him on Friday and Saturday, both through he and [agent] David Mulugheta,” McVay said during his media session on Monday. “And that’s unfortunate, but I feel like it was very clear in regards to our dialogue.”"
Whether it was miscommunication or Akers attempt to create a different narrative, it is obvious a fresh start is needed for the player and the team. The Rams are already moving forward by making it public their plans to part ways with Akers. While both sides worked things out in the middle of the season in 2022, the Rams head coach went on to say that reconciliation won’t be the conclusion this time around.
"“That won’t be an opportunity,” McVay continued. “It’ll be an opportunity to be able to move – I feel good about the opportunity to be able to move him, but we won’t go back and forth on it.”"
So, even if a trade does not emerge, McVay put it out there that there is no turning back. Akers will be either traded or released. The likely scenario is that he is trade and here are 3 teams at the top of the heap to land Cam Akers.