Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will have a familiar face on his defense next season for the Los Angeles Rams. On Monday, former Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster announced that he had signed with the Rams.
“[Wade Phillips] believed in me. [I] can’t thank him enough for the opportunity! Grind hard stay focused,” Webster tweeted.
The deal is reportedly for two years and worth $8 million. Incentives could boost the value to $12 million.
Spending the first four seasons of his career with the Broncos, Webster played under Phillips in each of the past two campaigns. In 2016, he played in 13 games, registering eight tackles and one pass defensed.
Unfortunately, due to the presence of Chris Harris Jr., Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby, Webster was unable to carve out a regular role on the Broncos’ elite pass defense. However, he was a key contributor on special teams, where he served as a gunner and the unit’s captain.
With the Rams, Webster very well could start alongside Trumaine Johnson at cornerback.