By Anthony Blake on March 17, 2014
It may not seem that a team like the St. Louis Rams would have many high-profile free agent signings to boast about, but especially recently that couldn’t be further from the truth. While some of those big deals haven’t turned out as expected (cough, Cortland Finnegan, cough) others have yielded decent results. Check out the five best signings in the history of the Rams and just why they deserve a place on this list.
Yes, I know a kicker is an odd choice, but Jeff Wilkins was formally known as “Money” while in St. Louis for a reason. After coming over in free agency to take over the kicking duties, he was a key part of the team’s successful run in the late 1990s and early 2000s while accruing 1,223 career points with the Rams.
This one is a bit more contemporary seeing as it just happened a few days ago and admittedly it was only a re-signing, but the ability to retain Rodger Saffold was a huge coup for a bargain price after he failed his physical with the Oakland Raiders. Saffold’s added versatility discovered last season will make him a valuable piece of the offensive line for years to come.
His stay in St. Louis only lasted from 2001 to 2004, but there’s a reason Aeneas Williams was elected into the Hall of Fame this past February. He played the majority of his career with the Arizona Cardinals prior to joining the Rams, but his ability to force turnovers and change games in an instant added a real spark to the Rams’ secondary.
Here’s another recent coup for the team that will only continue to be beneficial to QB Sam Bradford or whoever else resides under center while Jake Long is in town. It’s crazy that the Miami Dolphins allowed a former No. 1 overall pick selected to the Pro Bowl in his first four years in the league at the second-most important position on the field to walk away, but their loss is the Rams’ gain at protecting the QB’s blindside.
As if there was any doubt, Kurt Warner is far and away the best Rams signing of all time. He brought a Super Bowl to the team and was at the helm for one of the most prolific offensive units in NFL history with the Greatest Show on Turf. Injuries may have marred the middle of his career, but Warner was the grocery bagger to NFL QB story that all of us aspire to in our wildest dreams.
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