The Rams have returned to Los Angeles and head coach Jeff Fisher is hoping to build an offense worthy of the city’s bright lights.
With star running back Todd Gurley expected to carry the load of the work in order to keep pressure off of rookie quarterback Jared Goff, Fisher also seems to believe his team has another budding star in 2013 top ten pick Tavon Austin.
While speaking in an interview with the team’s official website, Fisher shared his belief that Austin could top 100 catches in 2016.
“It’s going to all focus off the run game. We’re going to be able to, if need be, hand it off to Todd and if someone says “we’re not going to let you do that,” then we’re going to spread it around,” Fisher said, via TurfShowTimes.com.
“And so when it’s all said and done, I think we’ll be able to look back and I think see Tavon maybe double in catches over what he had last year. And that’s the most important thing, is just get the chunks downfield.”
Last season Austin hauled in 52 catches for 473 yards and five touchdowns.
Having Austin double his production this season could certainly go a long way in returning the Rams to relevance in the NFC while giving the team one of the league’s most potent offenses.
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