After claiming Brandon Allen, it looks like the Los Angeles Rams may not be bringing Dan Orlovsky back after all.
Last weekend, the Los Angeles Rams trimmed their roster down to 53 players before Saturday’s deadline, and one of the most interesting takeaways was the decision for the team to stick to just two quarterbacks in Jared Goff and Sean Mannion, with Dan Orlovsky being the odd man out. But despite the veteran quarterback being left off the roster, Sean McVay recently discussed the possibility of the Rams bringing Orlovsky back on board for Week 2 since the coaching staff seems to think very highly of him.
However, with the recent news of Los Angeles claiming quarterback Brandon Allen off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars, it seems like Orlovsky is going to be the odd man out once again. And while there’s no way to determine whether the Rams actually said something to Orlovsky about the possibility of returning in Week 2, a Twitter post by the quarterback on Sunday has fans speculating there must have been some sort of talk between the two parties.
Even though he doesn’t directly call out the Rams in this message, the timing of this message on Twitter along with the recent claim of Allen lines up pretty perfectly. If McVay was willing to discuss with the media the possibility of Orlovsky making a return, there’s a good chance the organization had a similar conversation with the quarterback before the move was made for Allen.
Either way, at the end of the day, the NFL is a business, and Los Angeles will always do what’s best for the team, even if it involves third-string quarterbacks. Then again, maybe if Orlovsky performed better during the preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers in the first place, the veteran quarterback could have put himself in a better position for the Rams to choose him instead of Allen.