5 quarterbacks Rams should consider trading for to replace Sean Mannion

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Here are five quarterbacks the Los Angeles Rams should consider trading for to replace Sean Mannion as the backup to Jared Goff.

Failing to score a single point against the New Orleans Saints in the preseason finale was beyond painful to watch for Los Angeles Rams fans, but when seeing how the team finally inked Aaron Donald to a hefty new extension on Friday, any frustration quickly disappeared. After spending all of training camp and preseason holding out for a new contract for the second year in a row, Donald became the highest paid defensive player in NFL history with a whopping six-year, $135 million extension, with $87 million guaranteed.

Getting this deal finally taken care of before Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders was a huge weight lifted off the shoulders of Los Angeles, and while the defense will be in even better shape with Donald back, there are some questions on offense with the backup quarterback position. Sean Mannion entered training camp as somewhat of a lock to be the backup to Jared Goff, but after seeing him struggle for the most part throughout preseason, the Rams arguably have doubts about the whole situation.

As last year showed for teams like the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, reliable backup quarterbacks can be difficult to find in the NFL. And if Goff were to ever suffer some sort of devastating injury, Sean McVay and the Rams need to make sure they have another quarterback to rely on.

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Mannion may very well still be that quarterback, but he certainly hasn’t given many reasons to make the team feel confident about his abilities under center. Trading for another quarterback may seem like a long shot for Los Angeles, but since the Rams have been pull of surprises all offseason, let’s take a look at some potential candidates to replace Mannion if it were to happen.