When the Los Angeles Rams selected star running back Cam Akers in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, it seemed like the team had found their running back of the future. But now, it seems like his time playing for the team has come to an end in just his fourth season with the Rams.
Following Sunday’s loss against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers, Sean McVay announced that running back Cam Akers would remain inactive as the team moves forward with Kyren Williams, Ronnie Rivers, and Royce Freeman as its running backs, saying that the move was “in the best interest of our football team.”’
It’s a pretty shocking announcement given that Akers was once the star of the team’s backfield and seemed to be a young and budding star in the league, and the NFL world had plenty to say about the move on social media as a result.
Idc I want him in Baltimore . Long season ahead https://t.co/GVK6gnfhc5
— Jordan (@OnlyTheRavens) September 18, 2023
Buddy getting traded https://t.co/9SrQYXAV9c
— Markus (@markogotemall) September 18, 2023
Maybe the Rams swap Akers for Taylor from the Colts.
Each team moves on from the guy they don’t want
— J (@Luckydragon84) September 18, 2023
Him and Jefferson headed to Indianapolis. Jonathan Taylor is a Ram!
— Iowa Rams (@iowa_rams) September 18, 2023
— Dean H. (@Deanhan11) September 18, 2023
McVay was asked if this meant that Akers had played his last game with the Los Angeles Rams. While he wouldn’t commit to that, saying “We’ll see what happens over the next couple days,” it sure sounds like the team’s long-term plans do not include Akers.