Last season, the Los Angeles Rams traded the Jacksonville Jaguars for pass rusher Dante Fowler Jr. on what was – at the time – seen as a half-year rental. However, both sides have agreed to extend Fowler’s time in L.A. with a one-year contract.
Last night, the #Rams agreed to terms with pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. on a 1-year deal worth $14M, source said. The former 1st rounder gets another year with the team that traded for him at roughly the amount that the fifth-year option would’ve been, then can hit the market. ?
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
Fowler is still just 24-years-old. His career got off to a rocky start when he was forced to miss his rookie season due to a leg injury in training camp after being selected with the third overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 11, 2019
In the three years he has played, Fowler has 16 sacks and 83 total tackles (18 for loss).
Many wondered how long some of the pieces the Rams picked up last year would stick around. The logic was that L.A. was putting together a patchwork of players that were seen as overpaid or cast-offs with other teams. But re-signing Fowler might be a signal Los Angeles is willing to bring some of those pieces back for another run.