The Rams were one of the five teams that AEG spoke to about a possible purchase and move to Los Angeles.
Of the group, they seem the least likely to go anywhere. Excellent St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz writes that fans shouldn’t panic about the report.
“Judging by the way the story was played up by St. Louis television stations, you would have thought a fleet of moving vans was out at Rams Park, loading up Sam Bradford and the team’s other worldly possessions for an immediate transfer to LA,” Miklasz writes.
The reality is that the Rams aren’t likely to go anywhere. They have a lease agreement keeping them in place until 2014. More importantly, they have an owner in Stan Kroenke with local ties that waited patiently for 15 years to get full control of the team. He just jumped through a lot of hoops to buy the team. Why would he sell?
As Miklasz points out, Kroenke may not completely take Los Angeles off the table until he has an extension of his current lease worked out. That’s just how business works in the NFL, but it doesn’t meant the Rams are going anywhere.