If the Los Angeles Rams decide to move on from Sean Mannion, there are a few key backup quarterbacks worth considering still in free agency for the 2019 season.
Even though the Los Angeles Rams haven’t been making as many crazy moves as some of the other teams so far in free agency, the NFC champions still have plenty of questions in need of answering, whether it happens to be on offense or defense.
From determining whether Ndamukong Suh is worth a hefty price for another year or if the offense would be better off having C.J. Anderson compliment Todd Gurley in the backfield, these questions will hopefully be answered sooner rather than later for the Rams.
Not to mention, one of the tough decisions that Los Angeles faces is what to do at the backup quarterback position since Sean Mannion just officially hit the open market in free agency, and if he ends up elsewhere, the Rams will be in need of a new backup.
Too many times over the years, NFL teams have learned the hard way just how important it is to have a reliable quarterback, as the Green Bay Packers learned the hard way two years ago when Aaron Rodgers missed part of the 2017 season.
Obviously, the Rams would love nothing more than to see Jared Goff remain healthy enough moving forward where a backup is never needed, but since anything can happen, it’s better to be safe just in case with a No. 2 quarterback the team can rely on.
While Mannion has received heavy praise over the years for appearing to be a reliable backup, it’s still difficult to tell since he arguably hasn’t been forced to play in a meaningful game, so the debate is still out there.
Of course, this factor alone won’t prevent a team from opening up their checkbook to pay up for Mannion since numerous teams have already expressed the fact that he’s learned from McVay making him an intriguing option.
So if Mannion does in fact end up being on the move, here are five quarterbacks Los Angeles can consider for a backup to Goff during the 2019 season.