Cam Akers' name floated in trade scenarios after benching by Rams, per Sean McVay
Cam Akers’ time with the Los Angeles Rams could soon be coming to a close, according to his head coach.
Akers, drafted by the Rams out of Florida State in the 2nd round in 2020, suffered an Achilles injury in 2021 and returned in Week 18, helping the Rams to a Super Bowl victory. In 2022, he ran for 786 yards and 9 touchdowns.
After a slow start to this season, though, coupled with a “difficult week of practice” according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he was benched due to what Rams head coach Sean McVay termed a “coach’s decision”. Kyren Williams started in Akers’ place in Week 2.
“I have tremendous respect for Cam Akers, but I felt like for our football team today and in this game and as we moved forward, that was going to be the best decision for us,” McVay said after the Rams’ 30-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, according to CBSSports.com.
McVay, during a Monday press conference, took it a step further, stating that Rams GM Les Snead has had conversations about trading Akers, adding “that’s the direction we’re headed.”
Akers is living on borrowed time in Los Angeles. It appears that it’s not a matter of if he’s traded, but rather a matter of when it will happen and where he’ll end up.