The Los Angeles Rams have the longest legacy in the NFL since their inception in 1937 in Cleveland. It has had its great share of some of the top players in the league who have made it what it is today. They moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland in 1946. They were back in Los Angeles for the 2015 season. They are a well-known team due to the fact that, they have some of the best players in the NFL.
Here are our top 10 best Los Angeles Rams of all times
10. Torry Holt, WR
Torry Holt joined the Rams in 1999 and stayed there until the 2008 season when he left. For the 10 years, he was with the team, he was the best weapon for the Rams when it came to defense. During the 1999 season, he had 788 yards to his credit and this made him be named as a rookie for the year. In total, accumulated 12, 660 receiving yards.
9. Norm Van Brocklin, QB
Norm Van was a great quarterback for the Rams and he was with them for 9 years, starting from 1949 and exited in the year 1957. He is a Hall of Fame player who was listed due to his prowess on the field. He made the Rams average 38.8 points per game due to his high-powered attack on the field. Van led them to win the NFL title in 1950 and 1951 and the NFL Championship in 1955. He was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. In 1971, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
8. Orlando Pace, T
For 12 years, Orlando Pace played for the Rams as an offensive tackle. He boosted the offensive line between 1997 to 2008. For close to a decade, he held the record of the best offensive tackle in the NFL. Five times, Orlando was named All-Pro and for seven consecutive Pro Bowls. He earned a Super Bowl in 1999.
7. Isaac Bruce, WR
Isaac Bruce made an impact on the Rams franchise for 14 years he was with the team playing as a wide receiver. On the field, he was a hard worker and very humble. And for the 14 seasons he played for the Rams, he got eight 1,000 yards, which included a remarkable 1995 which brought him 1,781 yards. During the team’s Super Bowl in 1999, he was an asset to the team. He stayed with the team from 1994 to 2007.
6. Eric Dickerson, RB
Eric was a dynamic running back for the Rams for 5 years, which ran from 1983 – 1987. He broke the 2,000 yard mark and scored 14 touchdowns, making him be one of the best running back in the NFL. On the Rams team, he is second best in terms of rushers with a total of 7,245 yards. He rushed 13,259 yards before retiring and this made him be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
5. Kurt Warner, QB
Kurt Warner was the reason behind the Rams winning the only Super Bowl in its history. During the 6 years, he was with the franchise, he was the two-time league MVP and three-time Pro Bowler. He teamed up with others like Isaac Bruce, to revolutionize the NFL play on offense.
4. Marshall Faulk, RB
Marshall is the force behind the Rams winning the Super Bowl XXXIV as he proved to be valuable in the passing game where he caught five passes for 90 yards. He was with the franchise for 7 years running from 1999 to 2005. Overall, he rushed over 1000 yards in 7 of the 12 seasons, he played in the NFL.
3. Jack Youngblood, DE
When he joined the franchise in 1971, he had a big shoe to fill as he was to play as a backup to Deacons Jones. In his second season, he proved he was a great defense as a starter when he made his first Pro Bowl. He continued his success by winning seven consecutive Pro Bowls. In 1976, he won the Defensive Player of the Year award. He was with the Rams his entire professional years and when he retired, his jersey number 85 was retired too.
2. Merlin Olsen, DT
In the history of the NFL, Merlin is one of the best defensive tackle to have ever played in the league. He joined the Rams in 1962 and left in 1976. During the 15 years, he was with the Rams, he played all the 15 seasons and made the Pro Bowl 14 out of 15 seasons and 9 All-Pro honors, making him a great player indeed. He was also a member of the All-Decade teams in the 1970s and 1970s.
1. Deacon Jones, DB
For 11 years, Deacon Jones played for the Rams and made a great impact on the team. He was a member of the Fearsome Four of the team, feared by other teams. He represented the team in seven Super Bowls and for eight times, he got the honors of the All-Pro. In 1980, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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