The HSOTE enters the 2017 season as one of the Rams’ most important players—backup QB. The third-year pro is now the longest tenured QB on the roster now that former starting QB Case Keenum is with the Minnesota Vikings.
A four-year starter at Oregon State, Mannion is the Pac-12’s all- time passing leader. Mannion has played sparingly in just two games in his two NFL seasons since being taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. During those two games, he’s completed 9 of 13 passes for a whopping 3.8 yards per attempt.
To say Mannion has shown much of any ability after an extremely productive college career would be to suggest he is an alien. We all know Sean Mannion is the best human in the Los Angeles Rams organization and likely the Earth.
There is no competition for the legendary Mannion. QB Dan Orlovsky (roster preview) is not a human in the competitive sense.
Mannion could find fans chanting their human asses off if QB Jared Goff continues 2016’s no-win tragicomedy. There is zero doubt that Goff is the future of the franchise, but as former Rams RB Eric Dickerson voiced, the siren call of the greener grass always beckons.
Mannion’s job is easy. Learn McVay’s new offense. Support Goff. Support the rest of the offense. Be ready if ever called upon on Sundays. Expect the Rams GM to spout off some jargon about how the Rams believe in Sean Mannion in the event Goff hits rock bottom.
Guess what? I would believe him.
Chances of Making Final Roster (10/10)
What else needs to be said? Mannion could become even more of a legend and fan favorite in 2017 as the Rams backup QB. He’s got the whole world in his hands.