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Rams to Sign Lions Guard Jonah Jackson

The Los Angeles Rams have added another key piece to their offensive line with the pending signing of Detroit Lions guard Jonah Jackson

The Los Angeles Rams are investing into protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Earlier this month, L.A. signed offensive guard Kevin Dotson to a multi-year deal, making him one of the highest-paid players at his position in the NFL.

And on Monday, they did it again, signing Detroit Lions offensive guard Jonah Jackson to a three-year, $51 million deal with $34 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.


Jackson spent the last four years at left guard for the Lions, and was part of one of the best offensive lines in football this past season, helping to block for former Rams QB Jared Goff. 

With Jackson now on his way to L.A., it is expected that he will once again be at left guard, meaning - with Dotson at right guard, - the likely scenario would be for second-year standout Steve Avila to slide over into the center position.

Center would be nothing new to Avila, with the former TCU star making 17 starts at the position in 2020 and 2021, before moving to left guard in 2022 for his senior year. 

As for Jackson, The Ohio State alum started in all 57 games he has appeared in over his four-year career, including 16 games in his rookie season when he was blocking for Stafford during his final season in Detroit.

Jackson was named to a Pro Bowl in 2021 and has only been called for 11 penalties in his career.

With Jackson now in tow, and the future of Avila's spot now likely secured, the Rams will move on to filling their potential hole at tackle, as well as turning their attention to the defensive side of the ball.