Sean McVay Shares 'Direction' Rams Are Headed With Cam Akers

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: Head Coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams looks on before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at SoFi Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

By every indication, Cam Akers' time with the Los Angeles Rams is on the verge of ending.

On Sunday, the Rams made Akers a healthy scratch for their game against the San Francisco 49ers, with FOX's Jay Glazer reporting that the 24-year-old running back was about to hit the trading block.

This afternoon, Rams head coach Sean McVay confirmed to reporters that general manager Les Snead has spoken with "a handful of teams" about Akers' availability and that the team is heading in "the direction" of a trade.

Akers was a second-round pick for the Rams out of Florida State in 2020, and he rushed for 625 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games as a rookie.

Unfortunately, Akers tore his Achilles tendon in July 2021 before the start of training camp, though he actually made it back to play in one regular season game and all four of the Rams' postseason contests. 

After rushing for 786 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022, Akers carried the ball 22 times in LA's season-opening win this year. Unfortunately, he gained only 29 yards on those 22 touches, with a short-yardage touchdown salvaging some of the day.