The Los Angeles Rams (God, it feels weird saying that) have a few decisions to make before free agency hits this year. At the top of the their list of things to do is figuring out how to extend cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson.
Jason LaCanfora has tweeted out that the franchise tag will be going to either Jenkins or Johnson. Ian Rappoport chimed in saying the team is leaning towards Johnson due to him having larger outside interest. This doesn't mean Jenkins will be ignored. LaCanfora also said that he has switched agents and is expected to have some suitors as well.
Pro Football Focus rates Trumaine Johnson as having the lowest quarterback rating in 2016 (49.7) and rated him as 16th best in the league. While Janoris Jenkins doesn't have the accolades of Johnson, he has a better overall rating as 11th in the league.
Without the tag, it's safe to assume both players will dip their toes in free agency and see what kind of a payday they can come up with. It all boils down to two good cornerbacks and one franchise tag.
The franchise tag for cornerbacks is estimated to be around $14.8 million, and the Rams can certainly afford that since they will have around $50 million in salary cap space to work with. Keep in mind, the actual number isn't final until the league makes an announcement, possibly this week.
Would you drop the tag on either of these cornerbacks?