Rams’ Snead: Playing in L.A. can help in free agency – but it’s only part of equation

INDIANAPOLIS – It probably goes without saying moving back to Los Angeles will help the Rams attract top free agent players. Between the weather, the endorsement possibilities and living in L.A., you have to believe players will give the Rams a closer look moving forward.

“I think young kids – a lot of them spend time in the offseason out there. If you’re from L.A. you know the weather is really good and it’s a good place to be if you’re young,” Rams general manager Les Snead said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Nevertheless, it’s only one part of the equation players will take into consideration when deciding between the Rams and other teams.

“That’s up to the human being,” Snead said. “Some may want to live in certain parts of the country but at the end of the day with free agents, because our world is – a lot of them are going to be transit guys and so they’re going to play somewhere in the season and live somewhere else in the offseason. But No. 1, it’s going to come down to money and if you’re in the ballpark and No. 2 it’s going to come down to your head coach and your coaching staff and they’re going to vet whop they’re going to be working with every day and after that the city comes into it. But yes I think L.A. is a positive thing for young professional athletes.”