Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our post-2021 revision of our top 50 Los Angeles Rams.
As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National Football League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Last year, the Rams won it all, their second Super Bowl, and their first since they relocated to Los Angeles. The loaded team gave us two new entries, and we thought we might have seen a new number one, but we will explain that further as there are no changes in the top five.
As always, we present our top five, though there were no changes in this elite group:
1. Merlin Olsen
2. Aaron Donald
3. Deacon Jones
5. Orlando Pace
You can find the entire list here.
Aaron Donald, who we wondered if we jumped it too fast by rocketing him to #2, was seriously considered to supplant Olsen on the top spot. Anther Pro Bowl year likely will put him there.
Wide Receiver, Cooper Kupp, who won the Receiver’s Triple Crown, the Super Bowl, the Super Bowl MVP and the Offensive Player of the Year Award in 2021, debuts at #49.
Recently retired Offensive Lineman, and last year’s Walter Payton Man of the Year, Andrew Whitworth, appears at #50.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.