Is Sony Michel poised to unseat Darrell Henderson Jr. as Rams’ starting RB?

The Rams’ running game has not been very productive this season, and not strictly because Sean McVay has abandoned it too early at times. They’re averaging just 4.0 yards per carry as a team and have rushed for 1,047 yards and seven touchdowns – which rank 24th and 27th, respectively.

Darrell Henderson Jr. has been the lead back all season with the exception of Week 3 when he was sidelined by an injury, which was Sony Michel’s lone opportunity to start. He could get another chance to take over as the No. 1 running back this week against the Jaguars because Henderson is listed as questionable.

But even if Henderson plays, it sounds like Michel could get more carries and playing time against Jacksonville. Sean McVay said Friday that although Michel and Henderson are good complementary backs, he likes the way Michel runs and sees him as a complete back.

“I think they’re really good complements of one another, but Sony, he’s a pro. He’s tough, he’s physical. I love the way that he levels runs off. He’s got great run instincts,” he said. “All the things that have made him such a successful back, whether you go back to his career at Georgia, all the success he had in his career at New England. I think he’s really brought a big boost to our football team. He’s a complete back, he can do a lot of different things for you,…

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