This is not analogous to a team resting starters at season's end once their playoff position is fixed & a loss means nothing.
Losing is for losers.
Winning is for winners.
While losing may actually turn you into a winner by pure happenstance - if losing is your goal, you'll always be a loser.
That RG3 deal (and the subsequent trades) accelerated the Rams turnaround by at least a full season. Look back at what the Rams needed in 2012 when Fisher showed up. To be a "deep in the playoffs" team right now all they need is really a FS. If this was the NFC West of 2010, the Rams would be heavily favored.
Ironically, Bullock had also fallen in that draft due to Alchohol related incidents in his past. I was really hoping he would fall to the Rams that year, but they took Trung Canidate instead, who I didn't even have in my top five running backs that year, maybe even top ten. I loved Bullock, because of his coverage abilities, and the Rams huge need at OLB, and thought Bullock was the last top or second tier guy on the board that year, which did turn out to be a very weak draft, especially the 33 picks after Bullock.
I cursed out loud at Rams Park when Bullock was taken, leaving only Cornelius Griffin and Darren Howard, both D-linemen, and not a top need, on my baord as possible Rams targets. EITHER would have been better than Canidate, one of the worst interviews ever, and clearly not a very smart fellow, the anti-Marshall Faulk.
I imagine Marshall was really peeved when he got a load of Trung in the meeting room. I'm sure he knew Canidate would never get the ball, as long as he was here and healthy, and probably would never make it in the NFL.
All because they barely missed on Bullock, but then again, knowing Martz, he may have taken Trung anyway, because he loved those Arizona guys that could run.
The smart move for the Rams that year would have been to deal UP, in a very weak draft anyway.
The Jets ended up with TE Anthony Becht and DE John Abraham with two picks early they got for Keyshawn Johnson.
Had the Rams been willing to deal their whole draft that year, like New Orleans did in 1999 to get RIcky Williams, they could have added a great defensive player like Abraham, Corey Simon, Brian Urlacher, CB Deltha O'Neal, Julian Peterson, OR even Bullock to their team.
Instead they stayed put and only their third , fifth , and sixth rounders made it much at all.
Two, Brian Young nd Matt Bowen did their best with OTHER teams, and Jon St Clair had only minimal impact.