7. Aaron Murray
Before Jared Goff took over the starting role at quarterback late in the 2016 season, Case Keenum was given every opportunity in the world to prove himself at the beginning of last year. And while the veteran deserves some benefit of the doubt like Goff for the lack of weapons on offense, last season made it clear that Keenum just doesn’t seem to have that spark of an NFL quarterback.
For reasons that can’t be explained, Jeff Fisher strongly believed Keenum gave the Los Angeles Rams their best chance to be contenders in the NFC, which obviously was far from the case. With the team making the easy decision to let Keenum hit the free agency market, the Rams made the right choice to give Aaron Murray a chance instead to compete for the backup position.
The Kansas City Chiefs released the former Georgia standout prior to the start of the 2016 season, and a fresh start with Los Angeles will hopefully work out well for Murray. Don’t forget there was a time during his college days when Murray was considered one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, and if it wasn’t for that devastating torn ACL, who knows how different his NFL career would be.