Former Georgia football linebacker has hit his huge payday.
Just last season the Chicago Bears, who drafted former Georgia football linebacker Leonard Floyd number nine overall in 2016, declined his fifth-year option. Over his four years with the Bears, Floyd started 54 games, made 154 tackles, with 26 of those tackles going for a loss. He also had 18.5 sacks and 44 quarterback hits.
The Los Angelos Rams decided to give Floyd a chance to redeem himself and to live up to the first-round pick expectations. He rewarded their faith with 10.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hurries in his lone season as a Ram. He added another two sacks and three quarterback hits in the 2020 NFL playoffs. Which was much closer to what he averaged for Georgia Football (8.8 sacks a season).
The Rams have decided to reward that production with a new contract that will keep Floyd in Los Angeles for the next four years. Here are the details of that contract via Ian Rapoport:
Floyd will now be paired with one of the best defenders in the NFL, Aaron Donald, for the next four years. Not only will he be playing with Donald, but another former Georgia football player, J.R. Reed. He was brought in as an undrafted free agent last season but ended up being promoted to the active roster and ended up playing in seven games and two playoff games as a rookie.
Not only will he be paired with former Georgia football player J.R. Reed, but he will also get to play with Matthew Stafford. The Rams recently traded for the former Dawg quarterback. So you could just call the Rams the Los Angelos Dawgs instead. They seem to be collecting a few of them at the moment (which is not a bad thing).
Georgia football fans make sure to tune into the Rams this season and cheer on Floyd as he terrorizes NFC West quarterbacks.