1. Sean Mannion
Remember last year around this time when there was some chatter among Rams fans about how the team should continue letting Goff learn from the sidelines while going with Sean Mannion instead? One year later, any fan that believed in this possibility is looking back, and laughing about that scenario when seeing how Goff worked his way into a Pro Bowl year.
Even more exciting, Goff could find a way to see his name enter the MVP conversation if all goes according to plan, although the important thing to do is focus on one game at a time to avoid any unnecessary pressure. But as great of a quarterback as Goff has proven to be, the Rams want to make sure they have a reliable backup in case anything were to to happen to their beloved star, which is where Mannion comes back into play.
Mannion’s first preseason performance agains the Baltimore Ravens was an absolute disaster, and there’s no way to sugarcoat it. And even though his follow up performance against the Raiders was decent for the most part with no turnovers, Los Angeles still may not be convinced enough that Mannion is the answer.
Whether Mannion wants to hear it or not, if the struggles continue over the final few weeks, the Rams may consider other options as Goff’s backup, which could be giving Brandon Allen a shot or simply looking to sign someone else.