Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams and wide receiver Robert Woods agreed to a new four-year contract extension of $68M ($32M guaranteed and with incentives), remaining with the Rams throughout the 2025 football season. Rams increased Woods to $4.5M additionally in his two existing years, and in his new year is at $13.5M, increasing to $18M in new money through the 2022 season.
Just weeks after Woods hinted to remain in Los Angeles, before the extensions of cornerback Jalen Ramsey and wide receiver Cooper Kupp, he receives his deal one week later. Bizarre as it sounds, but his performance against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday night with six receptions for 105-yards could have sped up those negotiation talks.
As the team's most productive receiver after signing as a free-agent in 2017 and the league, Woods talent dominates against the opposition. In Woods's first season with the Rams, he finished the season with 781 yards after missing a couple of games from injuries. However, in his last two season, career years in receiving eclipsing that plateau back to back years.
For Woods career, he's played in 101 games, 441 receptions and 5,690 receiving yards with 25 touchdowns and 320 rushing yards with two rushing touchdowns. As a Ram, Woods, he has collected 238 receptions for 2,051 receiving yards and rushed for 298 yards with two rushing touchdowns.
The Los Angeles county native returned home to play for his hometown team just one year after the rams relocated ago from St. Louis in 2016. Woods prepped at the Junipero Serra High School in Gardena and played collegiately at USC. At USC, he became the all-time leader in receiving yards during his tenure and drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.
Woods extensions now secure the Rams with their two dynamic receivers in Kupp and Woods, along with tight end Tyler Higbee, familiar targets for quarterback Jared Goff.
It is no question who the Rams front office was more concerned with not loosing in free-agency with securing Ramsey, Woods, and Kupp this season, and Higbee last season. In that 2017 draft class with Kupp, the Rams have to decide on resigning tight-end Gerald Everett, safety John Johnson III, receiver Josh Reynolds, and linebacker Samson Ebukam.
Not to mention cornerback Troy Hill, center Austin Blythe, running back Malcolm Brown, long-snapper Jake McQuaide, and defensive lineman Morgan Fox are all playing in the last year or one-year contracts.