The Rams already had their day ruined when they lost John Johnson to the Cleveland Browns, but that day just got worse. OLB Samson Ebukam will remain in the NFC West with the San Francisco 49ers. According ESPN reporter Nick Wagoner, the 49ers and Ebukam have agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $12 million. He could earn up to $13.5 million with incentives.
#49ers have indeed agreed to a two-year deal with EDGE Samson Ebukam, per league source. Niners bolster outside pass rushing depth with Ebukam, who had 9 sacks over past two seasons and hasn't missed a game in four seasons in the league. @TomPelissero on it first.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) March 15, 2021
In four seasons with the Rams, Ebukam has recorded 14 sacks, 28 QB hits, 4 fumble recoveries, and 150 total tackles. While the Rams had the No. ranked defense last season, the team has not lost two of their key players already with the possibility of losing more. The 25-year old’s departure hurts even more when you see that he never missed a game since joining the Rams back in 2017, the same draft that also netted Los Angeles John Johnson.
49ers NEW OLB Samson Ebukam
Welcome 4.5 sacks in 2020 7 QB hits pic.twitter.com/cv1m2lIL0R
— 49er FakeFul (@MrRoscoes) March 15, 2021
While the Rams could certainly still produce a top ranked defense this upcoming season, they lost their defensive coordinator and some big time players. However, any team that poses Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey can and will compete against every team in the league.