The Los Angeles Rams signing free agent QB Blake Bortles signaled the end of former backup QB Sean Mannions’ career with the team, and he’s seemingly had interest on the open market from the Minnesota Vikings, per Mike Garafolo:
Mannion was originally drafted in the third-round (89th-overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Mannion only started one game in his NFL career in 2017, which was a week 17 bout versus the San Francisco 49ers where the Rams decided to bench their starters as they had a playoff spot sewn up. In his regular season career, Mannion only has 258 passing yards with zero touchdowns and one interception.
The Rams chose to go a different route when they signed Bortles to a one-year contract on Monday night. Bortles offers much more experience and production at the position, not to mention talent and reliability.
Mannion’s loss could net the Rams a compensatory draft pick, depending on what kind of a deal he fetches in free agency.