3 Looming Questions for Aries Heading to Camp

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As defending Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams enter 2022 with high expectations.

They spent more than half a billion on player contracts in the offseason, extending Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and Cooper Kupp.

However, they also spent the money to land free agents Bobby Wagner and Allen Robinson.

With everything they’ve done, you’d think there would be no questioning the Rams.

But there are three looming questions for the defending Super Bowl champions heading to camp.

3. Can the Rams repeat as champions?

That’s the first question every NFL fan has with the Rams.

With the last repeat champions coming in 2004, it’s been a long time since the NFL has seen a repeat Super Bowl winner.

So can the Rams repeat as champions in 2022?

Some people think they can because they still have a great team of attacking and defending players.

While some thought the Rams could do it right after winning last season, others just jumped in after the players the Rams added this season.

They have all the tools to make a Super Bowl repeat this season, which means they can easily tick that box this season.

However, Stafford needs to improve a bit to give them that repeated dream in Los Angeles.

2. Does Bobby Wagner still have what it takes to be an elite linebacker?

Bobby Wagner spent a decade in Seattle as the dominant force in their defense.

However, the team felt that he was too old and lacked what it took to still be a force in defense.

But the Rams still believe in him, as they offered him a five-year, $50 million deal, which could turn into $65 million for him.

With a contract span of five years, the Rams clearly feel like there’s plenty left in the tank.

While Wagner is 32, he showed last season that he is still in the top flight.

The 2021 season saw Wagner record a career-high 170 combined tackles while getting one sack and one interception.

He’s showing no signs of slowing down just yet, which means he still has what it takes to be an elite linebacker for the Rams.

1. Is Matthew Stafford good enough to lead the Rams again in 2022?

After 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions and no playoff wins, he moved to Los Angeles.

In one season, he took the team to the Super Bowl, winning the game Tom Brady style.

However, will he be good enough to lead the Rams back to the promised land once again?

If you look at the Super Bowl mistakes he made, that might worry Rams fans.

But Stafford is a veteran who can learn from his mistakes.

This learning process will be essential for him in 2022 if he wants to lead them to another Super Bowl victory.

However, if he doesn’t learn from those interceptions he threw, he could be on the defensive to get Los Angeles back to the Super Bowl.

But with Stafford’s wisdom, he’ll easily make the adjustments to get the Rams back to the big game this season.

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