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We look at who Sean McVay could turn to if Blake Bortles doesn’t return to backup Jared Goff

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Blake Bortles
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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:

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Teddy Bridgewater
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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.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams
Chase Daniel
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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.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Case Keenum
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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.

NFL: AFC Championship-Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
Marcus Mariota
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Marcus Mariota: See Bridgewater.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills
Colt McCoy
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Colt McCoy: He has worked with O’Connell as well. McCoy is very experienced and McVay could be intrigued.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills
Nate Sudfeld
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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.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Geno Smith
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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?