Rams taking QB succession seriously if new hires are a clue to team's 2024 strategy

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Rams new hires have links to FAs and track records of developing QBs

What I truly love about the direction that the team is taking in a first step towards the 2024 NFL season is the fact that the team emphasized quarterback development in almost every offensive coach.

While the Rams were a potent offense for much of the 2023 NFL season, the 10-7 record is not screaming to other NFL teams that this is an offense that other teams should cannibalize to start their own football programs in the right direction.

Still, the outbound coaching talent has created the void that was quickly filled on the Rams coaching staff. While there was a solid track record of developing Baker Mayfield and Carson Wentz to succeed in the Rams offense, there is the opposing evidence of the team struggling to develop college prospects into that NFL-caliber pocket presence that competes consistently.

I believe that the organization emphasized quarterback development throughout their offensive coaching hires. Just check out these new coaches, and click on their feature articles. These are accomplished quarterbacks who have been there, done that.

  1. John Streicher | Game Management Coordinator | Story Link
  2. Dave Ragone | QB Coach | (see link in next line)
  3. Nate Scheelhaase | Offensive Assistant, Pass Game Specialist | Story Link
  4. Jerry Schuplinski | Senior Offensive Assistant | Story Link

One of the best strengths of the new hires is the opportunity to turn a weakness into a true strength. In 2023, the Rams coaching hires coalesced around the ability to run the football. In 2024, I see the new coaching hires as delivering expertise to working with and developing new quarterback talent this season.