It’s time to take a look at the 15 greatest quarterbacks in franchise history for the Los Angeles Rams.
Before the arrival of Jared Goff, the Los Angeles Rams had an unfortunate reputation for a team that struggled to find a franchise quarterback to build the offense around after failed attempts with numerous players.
But before Goff even came into the picture, the Rams were fortunate enough to see plenty of great quarterbacks suit up under center, some of which happen to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and even have a title to their name.
Right away, when thinking about the greatest quarterbacks to ever play for the Rams, Kurt Warner is most likely the first one that immediately comes to mind, since he helped the team pull off the unthinkable during the 1999 season by leading the Rams to a Super Bowl title.
What Warner and the Rams were able to accomplish that year will always be considered one of the most exciting seasons in NFL history. “The Greatest Show on Turf” almost seemed impossible for opposing defenses to keep in check each week.
Of course, Warner isn’t the only great name that deserves to be in the conversation of all-time greats for the Rams at the quarterback position, as this debate is always a popular topic to discuss, as there are plenty of candidates.
Between Goff already making a strong case for himself along with Marc Bulger deserving recognition as well for when he filled in for Warner, the greatest quarterbacks in franchise history for the Rams are certainly worth debating. So it’s time to give it a go.
Moving on from a former first-round pick is never an easy decision for any team, but at least the Rams felt confident enough in their decision back in 1968 when they decided to send Bill Munson to the Detroit Lions.
Four years prior, the Rams selected Munson with the No. 7 overall pick in the NFL Draft following an impressive career at Utah State. He would start eight games for them during his rookie season, although it would have been great to see him finish with a better record (2-4-2) in 1964.
Some will question why a quarterback like Munson with a career losing record with the Rams deserves to be on this kind of list, but it’s difficult not to wonder what could have been for the quarterback.
Sometimes, it can take a quarterback a few years before they’re playing at a high level, especially if their respective team doesn’t provide the right weapons on offense to work with.
Looking at how the next three years would go for Munson as a member of the Lions (32 touchdowns compared to just 23 interceptions in 28 games), this is yet another example of what could have been if he stuck around for the Rams.
On a positive note, at least when the Rams did move on from Munson, the offense still made out pretty well. Munson had eventually fallen to the backup role behind Roman Gabriel, who Rams fans remember all too well, and will be discussed on this list later on.