Rams may look to bring back quarterback Dan Orlovsky in Week 2

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The Los Angeles Rams parted ways with third string QB Dan Orlovsky on Saturday, but may look to bring him back Week 2.

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is an optimistic guy. So much so, remains confident that defensive tackle Aaron Donald will walk through his door at any moment. He is also pretty sure that he is good with two quarterbacks who may represent the two youngest at that position in the league, and who have ZERO wins between them.

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His solution?

Dan Orlovsky.

Yes, I too tasted a bit of bile when I said it and typed his name too. But to hear McVay talk about it, he’s committed to what we saw Thursday night in Green Bay in his quarterback’s room.

"“I think Dan – the value that Dan had for those guys especially being aware of how young Jared and Sean both are, I thought Dan was a great example of kind of providing a mentorship role for them.”"

I won’t quibble on this, so long as Orlovsky is squared away at the bottom of the QB depth chart. His role as “mentor” is interesting in that it is a reminder of how remarkably young this roster is, especially on the offensive side of the ball, and most notably at the quarterback position.

If there is one disturbing thought, it is that Orlovsky only sees the field under three circumstances: Jared Goff is injured, Sean Mannion becomes injured, OR he relieves both because the wheels at quarterback have completely come off.

Indeed, worst case scenario.

But that’s Rams football in 2017.

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Los Angeles is completely vested, and rightly so, in Goff as the starting quarterback for the Rams this season. The idea that Orlovsky, or Mannion for that matter takes snaps in the regular season is not on McVay’s radar.

"“I think very highly of Dan. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Dan from other people in the coaching world that have been with him and he certainly lived up to that reputation. He’s definitely a guy that could be a possibility for us to bring back in Week 2.”"

As long as he isn’t throwing a football during an NFL game, fans won’t likely think much of the move.