Los Angeles Rams: 5 reactions to official 53-man roster release for 2018 season
1. Rams keep three quarterbacks
The 2017 season is the perfect example of just how important it is for teams to have backup quarterbacks to rely on when looking at how things ended up for teams like the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. While the defending Super Bowl champions went on to win with Nick Foles under center once Carson Wentz went down, the Packers learned the hard way that Brett Hundley was far from reliable once Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone.
For Los Angeles, McVay and the coaching staff seemed confident about Sean Mannion‘s ability before preseason got underway, but the backup’s performances over the last four weeks made the team question at times whether he was the right answer. Los Angeles made the decision to keep Mannion around as the backup along with Brandon Allen, but for the sake of the Rams, the team better pray Goff manages to stay healthy.
Otherwise, nobody is going to know what to expect from Mannion, although it’s safe to say there will be plenty of nervous fans if the team ends up being in this position. When looking at how high expectations are surrounding this team, Los Angeles can’t afford poor play at the quarterback position, whether it’s from Goff, Mannion, or someone else.