2019 Los Angeles Rams season
The 2019 Los Angeles Rams season will be the franchise's 82nd season in the National Football League, their 83rd overall, their 53rd in the Greater Los Angeles Area and their third under head coach Sean McVay. It will also mark the Rams' final season playing their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as the team will move into Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood beginning with the 2020 season. They will enter the season looking to bounce back after their Super Bowl LIII loss to the New England Patriots.
|2019 Los Angeles Rams season|
|Head coach||Sean McVay|
|General manager||Les Snead|
|Home field||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
- The Cincinnati Bengals hired Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as their new head coach February 4, 2019. Pass game coordinator Shane Waldron will assume quarterback coach responsibilities, and the Rams hired Zac Robinson as an assistant quarterbacks coach.
- The Rams hired Wes Phillips, son of Wade Phillips, as tight ends coach February 12, 2019. The younger Phillips had served in the same position with the Washington Redskins from 2014 through 2018. He had originally succeeded Sean McVay in that position after McVay was elevated to offensive coordinator.
- Eric Henderson was hired as defensive line coach, replacing Bill Johnson. Prior to joining the Rams, Henderson had served one season as assistant defensive line coach for the Los Angeles Chargers.
|Position||Player||2019 Team||Date signed||Contract|
|RB||C.J. Anderson||Detroit Lions||April 1, 2019||one year, $1.5 million|
|RB||Malcolm Brown||Los Angeles Rams||March 22, 2019||two years, $3.3 million|
|SS||Blake Countess||Los Angeles Rams||April 15, 2019||one year, TBA|
|OLB||Dante Fowler Jr.||Los Angeles Rams||March 10, 2019||one year, $14 million|
|FS||Lamarcus Joyner||Oakland Raiders||March 13, 2019||four years, $42 million|
|QB||Sean Mannion||Minnesota Vikings||April 7, 2019||one year, $900,000|
|G||Rodger Saffold||Tennessee Titans||March 13, 2019||four years, $44 million|
|Player re-signed by the Rams|
Free agent SigningsEdit
|Position||Player||Tag||Previous Team||Date signed||Contract|
|FS||Eric Weddle||UFA||Baltimore Ravens||March 8, 2019||two years, $8.5 million|
|QB||Blake Bortles||UFA||Jacksonville Jaguars||March 18, 2019||one year, $1 million|
|OLB||Clay Matthews III||UFA||Green Bay Packers||March 19, 2019||two years, $9.25 million|
|QB||John Wolford||UFA||Arizona Hotshots (AAF)||April 10, 2019||TBA|
|2019 Los Angeles Rams draft|
|Pro Bowl during careerMade roster Made at least one|
- The Rams traded their second-round selection (No. 63 overall) as well as their fourth-round selection (124th)in 2018 to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for the Chiefs' sixth-round selection in 2018 (209th) and cornerback Marcus Peters.
- The Rams traded their third-round selection (No. 94 overall) as well as their 2020 fifth-round selection to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive end Dante Fowler.
- The Rams traded their seventh-round selection (245th overall) and linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants in exchange for the Giants' fourth- and sixth-round selections in 2018 (102nd and 176th).
- As the result of a negative differential of free agent signings and departures that the Rams experienced during the 2018 free agency period, the Rams were awarded three compensatory draft picks for the 2019 NFL Draft, two in the third round (98th and 99th overall) and one in the seventh round (251st overall). The 98th pick was given to the Jacksonville Jaguars as part of the Dante Fowler trade.
Los Angeles Rams staff
The Rams announced that they would host a preseason game at Aloha Stadium outside Honolulu, Hawaii. On March 21, the exhibition matchup between the Rams and the Dallas Cowboys was officially announced for Saturday, August 17.
The remainder of the Rams' preseason schedule was announced on April 9, with dates and times finalized on April 23.
|Week||Date||Kickoff (PDT)||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV||NFL.com|
|1||August 10||5 p.m.||at Oakland Raiders||Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum|
|2||August 17||7 p.m.||Dallas Cowboys||Aloha Stadium|
|3||August 24||6 p.m.||Denver Broncos||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
|4||August 29||5 p.m.||at Houston Texans||NRG Stadium|
|Week||Date||Kickoff (PT)||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV||NFL.com|
|1||September 8||10:00 a.m.||at Carolina Panthers||Bank of America Stadium||Fox|
|2||September 15||1:25 p.m.||New Orleans Saints||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Fox|
|3||September 22||5:20 p.m.||at Cleveland Browns||FirstEnergy Stadium||NBC|
|4||September 29||1:05 p.m.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Fox|
|5||October 3||5:20 p.m.||at Seattle Seahawks||CenturyLink Field||Fox/NFLN/
|6||October 13||1:05 p.m.||San Francisco 49ers||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Fox|
|7||October 20||10:00 a.m.||at Atlanta Falcons||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||Fox|
|8||October 27||10:00 a.m.||Cincinnati Bengals||Wembley Stadium (London)||CBS|
|10||November 10||1:25 p.m||at Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||Fox|
|11||November 17||5:20 p.m.||Chicago Bears||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||NBC|
|12||November 25||5:15 p.m.||Baltimore Ravens||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||ESPN|
|13||December 1||1:05 p.m.||at Arizona Cardinals||State Farm Stadium||Fox|
|14||December 8||5:20 p.m.||Seattle Seahawks||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||NBC|
|15||December 15||1:25 p.m.||at Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium||Fox|
|16||December 21 or 22||TBD||at San Francisco 49ers||Levi's Stadium||TBD|
|17||December 29||1:25 p.m.||Arizona Cardinals||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Fox|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
- As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 16, the date, kickoff and network for that week's game at the San Francisco 49ers will be finalized at a later date — by no later than the end of Week 8.
- Bergman, Jeremy (February 4, 2019). "Bengals officially name Zac Taylor their head coach". NFL.com. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Klein, Gary (February 23, 2019). "Rams to add Zac Robinson as assistant quarterbacks coach, source says". LATimes.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- Klein, Gary (February 12, 2019). "Wes Phillips joining Rams staff as tight ends coach". LATimes.com. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
- Manzano, Gilbert (February 22, 2019). "Report: Eric Henderson leaving Chargers to join Rams as defensive line coach". OCRegister.com. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
- Thorman, Joel (February 26, 2018). "Marcus Peters trade details are out and it doesn't look any better for the Chiefs". SBNation.com. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- "Rams acquire Jags DE Dante Fowler for draft picks". ESPN.com. October 30, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- Patra, Kevin (March 7, 2018). "Rams to trade Alec Ogletree to Giants for two picks". NFL.com. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
- "Rams receive three 2019 compensatory draft picks". TheRams.com. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
- "Los Angeles Rams to play '19 preseason game in Hawaii". November 11, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "It's official: Rams, Cowboys to play NFL preseason game at Aloha Stadium". HawaiiNewsNow.com. March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
- "2019 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED". NFL Communications. April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.