Running back Todd Gurley and rookie quarterback Jared Goff provide a glimmer of hope for an optimistic future. That said, even a move from St. Louis to Los Angeles won't change the fact that the team is doomed.
It is time that the NFL initiate protocols that follow players during their careers by monitoring the subtle abnormalities that might occur in their brain functioning. We now know sophisticated imaging technologies are available which can detect these changes.
The NFL has a unique opportunity to lead by example. It can choose to use its enormous platform to better protect their most valuable asset -- the players -- and simultaneously publicize the importance of proper concussion safety.