If the Rams want to find a new backup quarterback to Jared Goff — or if Blake Bortles wants to leave in free agency — we’ll have to add the position to the team’s offseason check list.
With six draft picks and a growing list of needs, the Rams may want to look at potential backups in free agency.
Let’s take a look at possible options if that’s the route they want to go:
Teddy Bridgewater: He is at the high end of the backups. Bridgewater will probably get a relatively fat contract, but I am not sure the Rams are in position to have that type of luxury.
Chase Daniel: He’s a prototype backup, he’s smart, he’s a team guy. In the end, though, he’s a backup. Still, I could see Sean McVay having interest.
Case Keenum: He has experience with new Rams’ offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell. Plus, he’s played for the Rams before, so is a definite possibility.
Marcus Mariota: See Bridgewater.
Colt McCoy: He has worked with O’Connell as well. McCoy is very experienced and McVay could be intrigued.
Nate Sudfeld: The Eagles’ backup has a lot of admirers in the NFL. Plus, he is just 26 and is another guy who could be on McVay’s wish list.
Geno Smith: A solid backup, who could keep an offense competitive in the short term. Would the Rams want to steal him away from NFC West rival Seattle?