1. A.J. McCarron
Poor A.J. McCarron just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to finding work in the NFL since he was finally on the verge of being the go-to guy with the Buffalo Bills last year before a shoulder injury in the preseason set him back before losing the starting job.
As a result, would eventually be traded to the Oakland Raiders to be the new backup to Derek Carr before the team decided to recently release McCarron, meaning he’s right back to where he was around this time last year.
The main difference this time around of course is instead of looking for a potential starting job, McCarron is back to knowing that he’s most likely in for another season of being a backup since most teams seem to have an idea over who their starter is for 2019.
Things may not have worked out for the best with McCarron, but there’s still plenty of time to turn things around since he’s only 28, and has plenty of great football left in him.
Also, keep in mind the Cincinnati Bengals always felt confident enough in relying on McCarron if needed all those years, so if the Rams were willing to take a similar approach, this could even be viewed as an upgrade over Mannion when it comes to backing up Goff for 2019, or even longer.