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Random Ramsdom: Update on Rams opponents quarterback competitions

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With the start of the regular season less than two weeks away, the Los Angeles Rams and the rest of the league are gaining clarity on final rosters and depth chart battles. Let’s have a look at the Rams scheduled opponents that entered the preseason with a question at the quarterback position.

Here are the two teams so far, who have named their starter.

Chicago Bears

Andy Dalton has been named the week one starter per head coach Matt Nagy. Dalton was acquired via free agency after starting for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020 in place of injured Dak Prescott. The Chicago Bears led on pre draft that Dalton would be the starter but things got interesting when they selected former Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields in the first round. Fields has done well during the preseason and seems to have made the most of what appeared to be an open competition. So well in fact that its likely Fields will take over some time in the next few months, but nonetheless Dalton has been named the starter for week one against the LA Rams.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags surprised no one by selecting former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the number one pick in the draft. They may have surprised some by how long it took to officially name him the starter but in the end, made certain what many already knew which is that Lawerence is the quarterback on the Jaguars roster that gives them the best chance to win and so he will be their starter for week one against the Houston Texans. The Jaguars come to SoFi to play the Rams in week 13 and now we can officially expect to see last seasons number one defense testing this years number one draft pick.

Still in question...

San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, (Houston Texans?)

Some may also be asking “How does the waiver wire work today?” as teams have until 9 AM PT to submit their waiver claims based on who was released on Tuesday. The Rams are 25th in the waiver claim order and we’ll find out by Wednesday if they’ve added anyone to the roster.

And now for today’s links:


Top takeaways from Sean McVay’s press conference on initial 53-man roster (

Rams trade punter Corey Bojorquez to Packers (

ESPNs Thiry: 50 LA Rams on practice field. Add waived players next? (RamblinFan)

Ravens staying put for now with RBs despite dialogue with Todd Gurley (


New England Patriots release Cam Newton; Mac Jones to start at QB (ESPN)

NFL player cuts tracker: Team-by-team roster moves (

2021 NFL roster cuts: Our 32 takeaways include Cam Newton’s surprising release, key trades, and more (CBSsports)

Deshaun Watson included on Houston Texans’ initial 53-man roster (ESPN)