Los Angeles Rams: 3 reasons it is time to move on from Sean Mannion

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Is it time for the Los Angeles Rams to move on from backup quarterback Sean Mannion? After a dismal performance in a 33-7 loss against the Baltimore Ravens, it may be.

Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback Sean Mannion had the preseason spotlight to himself in Week 1 of the exhibition season against the Baltimore Ravens. LA would lose on the road 33-7.

The game was unimpressive on a lot of levels, but no more so than with Mannion who looked uneven, not very qualified, and plain awful.

That’s no hyperbole.

The now fourth year quarterback from Oregon State would complete three passes on 13 attempts for a whopping 16 yards and one interception. His efforts would help the Rams yield three first downs for 45 total yards on 25 plays.

It is worth noting that Sean McVay deployed a garden variety offense that was unimaginative at best. That said, Mannion still struggled.

That’s not saying much for a guy now four years in the league and entering his second season under McVay.

So what does this first exhibition game say about the Rams backup quarterback?

In fairness, it is one game. A throwaway preseason game no less. But don’t tell me it didn’t say SOMETHING about the presumed second stringer.

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Mannion looked bad, plain and simple. Granted, his playing time has been sparse, but even in a 2017, Week 17 finale at home against the San Francisco 49ers, he didn’t impress or give you something to hang your hat on.

At some point the Rams need to know that their second string quarterback can get it done if Jared Goff goes down.

Nothing last night,or the last three seasons says he can.