Well, the LA Rams set up their general manager Les Snead pretty well to do some wheelin’ and dealin’ this year. Unlike other years, where the LA Rams felt some roster spots were rather shallow and set their personnel office out on the waiver wire scavenger hunt, this year had a bit of a twist to it.
The LA Rams enjoyed a surplus at punter and asked Les Snead to see what he could do about eliminating the roster redundancy. The problem? Veteran punter Johnny Hekker was nearly five times the price of his competition, newly signed punter Corey Bojorquez. But if you know Les Snead, you know that such matters are a trivial concern. You might even claim them to be an insignificant detail.
It proved to be just that as the LA Rams managed to do nearly the impossible. While simultaneously reworking the contract with veteran punter Johnny Hekker, the Rams also managed to negotiate a trade of 2021 signed punter Corey Bojorquez.
So where will Bojorquez play in 2021? Would you believe a team that the LA Rams face this season, the all-too-familiar Green Bay Packers?
Trade: Rams sent P Corey Bojorquez and a 2023 7th-round pick to the Packers in exchange for a 6th-round pick in 2023, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
So what was the trade exactly?
GBP 2023 Round 6 draft pick
P Corey Bojorquez
2023 LAR 2023 Round 7 draft pick
That’s not a bad return for a player who just signed off the waiver wire earlier this year. In the end, the LA Rams managed to keep the veteran who they wanted to have all along, managed to get a better price for doing so, and swapped a seventh-round pick for a sixth-round pick.
That’s actually an excellent return on investment. That future sixth-round pick helps to offset the cost of acquiring RB Sony Michel.