Los Angeles Rams' 53-man roster projection includes a new QB, questions at running back

Stephen A.: Rams' offense won't be decimated by Akers' injury (1:09)

Stephen A. Smith explains why the Rams' offense will be OK after reportedly losing Cam Akers to an Achilles injury. (1:09)

The Los Angeles Rams open training camp on July 28 at University of California-Irvine in Irvine, California. The Rams finished the 2020 season 10-6 and lost in a divisional playoff game to the Green Bay Packers. The Rams return 18 starters from last season's team as well as fifth-year head coach Sean McVay, who remains the youngest head coach in the NFL at age 35, and offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell. The Rams hired Raheem Morris as defensive coordinator after Brandon Staley departed to become head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers and they added Joe DeCamillis as special teams coordinator after moving John Bonamego to a senior coaching assistant role.

Here's a 53-man roster projection:

QUARTERBACK (2): Matthew Stafford, John Wolford

The Rams went big to acquire Stafford, trading quarterback Jared Goff, two first-round picks and a third-round pick to the Detroit Lions only two weeks after the 2020 season. Now the Lions' all-time leader in every passing category will try his luck in L.A., where the goal is to not only put up big numbers but also to win his first playoff game in 13 seasons and take the Rams to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.