We have a trade in the NFL! In a move that seemed to be building for the last few days, the Rams have sent running back Cam Akers to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a swap of 2026 draft picks.
Earlier this week, Rams head coach Sean McVay said “that’s the direction we’re headed” in regards to finding a trade for Akers. The 24-year-old former second-round pick had a strong finish last season wrapping up the year with three consecutive 100-yard games and three touchdowns.
In the season opener against Seattle, Akers had just 29 rush yards on 22 carries. He was a healthy scratch in the Rams’ Week 2 loss to San Francisco.
Minnesota will look to recapture the version of Akers that closed out last season. Their running game has been lacking since parting ways with Dalvin Cook in the offseason. Akers will join Alex Mattison and Ty Chandler in the Vikings backfield.
Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell worked with Akers during his time as offensive coordinator in Los Angeles and according to Adam Schefter, he wanted to work with him again in Minnesota.