With the recent move to LA, the Rams will be looking to give their franchise a complete makeover. While Nick Foles was relatively decent in the past couple of seasons, he struggled mightily in 2015. For the season, he threw 7 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and had 5 fumbles. Not the best.
So, who could be the next quarterback to represent the newly relocated Rams? Here are three possible guys:
After being drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns, things have gone nothing short of terrible for everyone involved in the Johnny Manziel fiasco. Manziel clearly has a drinking problem that he cannot control, and the Cleveland Browns are looking to dump this basket case as quickly as possible. Fortunately enough, Jeff Fisher seems to be the kind of guy that could surprisingly deal with Manziel's quirky lifestyle. While LA may not be the best environment for Manziel, there is not denying that it would be fun to watch. Rumors have been swirling that he could unite with Jerry Jones in Dallas, which seems to be a match made in heaven, but we will see if the Rams swing a deal for this guy.
Here is the sexy name that all Rams fans want. With Brock Osweiler (who's also a FA) waiting in the shadows in Denver, there is a chance that Manning is looking for a new home if he decides to play for another year. While Manning sure as hell hasn't shown his stellar arm this year, the fact of the matter remains that there is simply too many bad quarterbacks in the league for him to at least not get another shot. With a better running game in LA (still weird to say that) than in Denver, Manning could flourish as a field general and situational quarterback. If he doesn't have to throw the ball 30-40 times a game, Manning could hang around for another season. At the end of the day, it all boils down to if Manning wants to continue to play and put his body through another NFL season, or if he wants to hang them up after playing in Super Bowl 50.
Connor Cook, Michigan State
Who? Yeah, I know, I'm sorry. If you follow college football, then this name is relatively familiar to you. If you don't watch it, well then you're missing out. Nonetheless, Cook led the Spartans for four years and has been one of the best passing generals in the NCAA. He was riddled with injuries this season, but at 6-foot-4 and presumably healthy, there is no reason why this guy should not be taken in the first round. He has been questioned as of late at the Senior Bowl practices by none other than his fellow Spartan teammates, but that should not deter teams away from this talented soon-to-be rookie. Some people have had Cook as a borderline first rounder, but with all that experience under center at a big time school like Michigan State, the Rams could be interested in him at #15. Stay tuned.
Fortunately for the Rams, there are a lot of different options at quarterback this offseason. There are a couple big named free agents, as well as a relatively decent draft class. In their first year back in LA, look for the Rams to make a splash to get their fan base energized and ready for 2016.
By Pete Packowski