While the Los Angeles Rams continue to figure out their situation at backup quarterback, the team can officially rule out Ryan Fitzpatrick as a candidate.
At least after Sunday, the Rams can officially rule out one potential option in Ryan Fitzpatrick, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins to become their new starter.
From Fitzpatrick’s perspective, the decision to sign with the Dolphins seemed like a no brainer since they already made it clear he would be their starter for at least the 2019 season after recently trading Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans.
As for the Rams, while Fitzpatrick would have been great to sign due to his experience alone to put the offense in better position at backup quarterback behind Goff, this certainly isn’t the end of the world for the NFC champions.
With all due respect to Fitzpatrick since the veteran quarterback proved last year that he still has plenty of gas left in the old tank, Los Angeles still has a few other options worth considering at the position, one of which happens to be Blake Bortles, who is visiting the team on Monday.
While Mannion has appeared to be a reliable backup quarterback over the last two seasons, it’s also been tough to determine if he’s the right answer for the Rams since they luckily never needed to use him in a meaningful game, which is why Fitzpatrick originally seemed like an option.
Football fans can make whatever joke they want about Fitzpatrick since there have been times in which he’s looked like a turnover machine, but the experience factor is what made this an intriguing option for Los Angeles as far as backup quarterback is concerned.
In good time, the Rams will figure out who the backup quarterback is going to be for the 2019 season, as the NFC champions have a few other big decisions to address as well ranging from Ndamukong Suh to C.J. Anderson.
Watching Fitzpatrick sign with the Dolphins may have eliminated one potential option at backup quarterback, but on a positive note, at least this isn’t the most crushing news in the world for the Rams since the interest may not really have even been there in the first place.