Cam Akers

Cam Akers may have played his last game for the Los Angeles Rams.’s Ian Rapoport reported early Sunday that the Rams are seeking to trade the running back.

The third-year back will miss the Rams game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday for personal reasons. The report noted that Akers has “philosophical and football-related differences” with head coach Sean McVay.

On Friday, McVay told reporters that the team was “working through some different things with Cam” and that the situation is “uncharted territory.”

Akers has struggled this season, rushing for only 151 yards in five games and averaging 3 yards per carry. Of course, Akers is less than 18 months removed from suffering a torn Achilles, an injury that can take a couple of seasons to bounce back from all the way.

Despite Akers’ struggles and the reported internal strife with McVay, he will reportedly garner plenty of trade interest. It’s worth remembering that he rushed for 4.3 yards per carry as a rookie in 2020.

Rapoport noted that Akers has remained “cordial” in dealing with the Rams, and there’s a possibility the head coach and running back can get back on the same page and he remains in Los Angeles.

For now, fans are left wondering about Akers’ fate.


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