Last Week, Adam Stites (SBN contributor and co-managing editor at Big Cat Country, SBN's Jacksonville Jaguars community) profiled four major names on the free agent QB market and his guess as to where they're headed. With the Rams currently looking at the same trio from 2015 in Nick Foles, Case Keenum and Sean Mannion, would any of these four be a fit for the 2016 Los Angeles Rams?
Stites' 2016 landing spot: Philadelphia Eagles
This one certainly headlines the class for the Rams' potential options for obvious reasons. Still holding an additional second-round pick from the Bradford-Foles deal, the Rams are in a bit more of a comfortable position than the Eagles...which is perhaps why Stites has Sammy B headed back to Philly:
Even with all of those reasons why a contract between the Eagles and Bradford doesn't make a ton of sense, there's some basic rationale for a new deal. The only other quarterback on the roster is Mark Sanchez and if the Eagles let Bradford walk, the team doesn't have the best options in free agency to replace him and might not get their favorite option with the No. 13 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Of course, you could certainly apply the last bit of that toward the Rams and the 15th overall pick.
Stites' 2016 landing spot: Baltimore Ravens
This would certainly be an interesting turn. From a career launched by an injury to former 49ers QB Alex Smith delivered by former Rams OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar to a stint with the Rams would be a remarkable career arc.
You do have to wonder how a mobile quarterback would fare with Fisher and the Rams, though. With a more physical, direct offensive line, I'm not sure this offense is geared up to stay with a QB who is looking to shift the pocket with him. Hell, the Rams had the worst offense in yards overall in 2015. They might want to figure out how to execute their own system before throwing their personnel into something completely unprepared for...
Stites' 2016 landing spot: Denver Broncos
Osweiler's stint at the top of the Broncos' QB chart was hardly stellar, though he did at least carry the team through a 5-2 run. The real question is how he'd fare with less offensive weapons around him, as the Broncos pushed two WRs past the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 2015.
That's a core question the Rams would have to consider seeing as the last Ram WR to cross that threshold was Torry Holt in 2007.
Robert Griffin III
Stites' 2016 landing spot: Dallas Cowboys
Ah, RGIII. This one is going to keep bubbling as long as he's available. Bate had the perfect primer on the discussion last week, and I don't think there's a ton I'd add to it right now.
Of course much like Kaepernick, the question is how well the Rams' offense would fit a QB who is as comfortable (or perhaps moreso) moving out of the pocket than staying in it.