Cam Akers
Akers Traded to Vikings; Mattison Role in Question
9 months ago

The Los Angeles Rams have sent running back Cam Akers and a conditional 7th-round pick in 2026 to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a conditional 6th-round pick in 2026.

The Los Angeles Rams have seen enough of Cam Akers, and the Minnesota Vikings have seen enough from Alexander Mattison to know he is not their bellcow. The much-maligned RB first found himself in Sean McVay’s dog house early last season, but bridges seemed to be mended after Akers averaged 19 touches for 102 yards per game over the Rams final six contests. We’ll never know the why, but Sean McVay finally had enough of the former Seminole and sent him on his way.

 

Cam Akers now reunites with fomer Offensive Coordinator Kevin O’Connell as well as his former Passing Game Coordinator Wes Phillips. The last time these three men shared a meeting room, Akers was averaging 18 touches per game across four playoff games en route to a Super Bowl. The Vikings incumbent, Alexander Mattison, has been one of the NFL’s most disappointing RBs of the 2023 season, averaging a pitiful 3.28 yards per touch and just 42 yards per game.

 

Expect a committee early on as Akers gets up to speed, with Mattison taking a back seat once the Vikings’ new back is fully acclimated.