Kamren Curl gains 12+ tackles
The Washington Commanders defense hasn't set the world alight this season. Many were tipping the unit to become one of the league's most dominant in 2023. They've been nowhere close to reaching these lofty expectations.
Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Rams poses a severe test for Ron Rivera's defense. They have to contain a potent passing attack led by quarterback Matthew Stafford and the wide receiver tandem of Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp. They must also deal with a more run-heavy ethos implemented by Sean McVay thanks to the emergence of Kyren Williams.
This makes Kamren Curl's role a vital one. The standout safety must provide cover on the backend to help Washington's inconsistent cornerbacks in coverage. He also needs to impose himself closer to the line of scrimmage to prevent Williams' influence.
Curl is looking to enhance his chances of earning a big-money deal once his current contract expires in 2024. Putting together a dominant end to the campaign would leave the Commanders with no option other than to provide the former seventh-round selection out of Arkansas with the financial security he richly deserves.
Attaining 12 or more tackles would be nothing short of remarkable for Curl in this one. It's an ambitious goal, but these are called bold predictions for a reason.