The Los Angeles Rams are an American football team situated in the greater Los Angeles area. The Rams are a part of the NFL’s National Football Conference West division. Despite winning only one Super Bowl in four appearances, the Los Angeles Rams are one of the league’s oldest and most storied franchises.
Here is a list of 5 of the Best Los Angeles Rams Best Players Of All Time
1. Deacon Jones
Among his other successes throughout his 13-year career, Jones advocated for the use of the term “sack” to refer to when defenders knocked down quarterbacks. He appeared in seven Pro Bowls with the Rams and was named to the NFL’s First Team All-Pro five times. Jones amassed 102.5 unofficial sacks in 70 games between 1964 and 1968.
2. Marshall Faulk
In the history of the team, Marshall Faulk is the greatest running back. With the Colts in the mid- to late-1990s, Faulk established himself as a superstar, and he improved even further with the Rams.
He is the only player in NFL history to have accumulated 12,000 rushing yards and 6,000 receiving yards in a career, and his stint with the Rams surely made that possible. During his final season with the Indianapolis Colts, Faulk rushed for 2,227 yards and scored 10 total touchdowns.
3. Eric Dickerson
Even as a rookie, Eric Dickerson was unstoppable and is largely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. To this day, both his rushing yardage and touchdown totals as a rookie in 1983 (he also had two TD receptions) stand as NFL rookie records.
4. Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner was the team’s starting quarterback for such a brief period of time. Between 1999 and 2001, he was the primary starter, but made only six starts in 2002. He passed for 4,353 yards and 41 touchdowns, becoming the first player since Dan Marino in 1986 to throw for 40 or more touchdowns.
Not to mention that he was the quarterback of what is arguably the greatest offense in NFL history, dubbed ‘The Greatest Show On Turf’.
5. Merlin Olsen
Merlin Olsen was easily the best defensive lineman the Rams have ever had, and he is one of the greatest tacklers in football history. He spent his whole 15-year career with the Rams, making the Pro Bowl 14 times and earning nine All-Pro awards.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Fearsome Foursome was one of the finest defensive lines in NFL history. Olsen was a key cog in the unit’s dominance, earning 14 Pro Bowl honors. He was also named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decades Team in the 1960s and the All-Decades Second Team in the 1970s.