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Rams News: Should LA consider Marcus Mariota as next backup quarterback?

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 3/2/22

NFL: AUG 21 Preseason - Raiders at Rams Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Marcus Mariota, the former Tennessee Titans quarterback and more recently backup quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders, is a free agent. Should the Los Angeles Rams kick the tires on the athletic style quarterback that was drafted second overall in the 2015 draft?

NFL: AUG 21 Preseason - Raiders at Rams Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Mariota, 29, was drafted out of Oregon in 2015 one pick behind the overall number one Jameis Winston, who is also a free agent after a run with the New Orleans Saints.

Mariota was named the starter in his first season, led the team to an eventual 3-13 record but then led back to back 9-7 seasons and made the playoffs in 2017 as the Titans starting quarterback. In 2017, Tennessee won in the wildcard round against the Kansas City Chiefs but lost to the New England Patriots in the divisional round. His best season statistically was in 2016 when he posted 3,426 yards and 26 touchdowns which tied for tenth best that season.

Do you think that the Rams should take a look at Marcus Mariota in free agency? Do you think that Les Snead should look at any other options besides John Wolford and Bryce Perkins?

Let us know in the comments!

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Jalen Ramsey’s Top Five plays from 2021 season (Rams.com)

Cooper Kupp apologizes for accidentally ignoring Peyton Manning’s texts for years (RamsWire)

Sounds of the Game: Watch 27 minutes of new footage from Rams’ Super Bowl win (RamsWire)

LA Rams 2022 NFL Scouting Combine Primer (RamblinFan)

NFL NEWS:

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo set to undergo shoulder surgery, will not throw for 16 weeks (NFL.com)

Russell Wilson trade? Jameis Winston to Steelers? Nine things I want to see during the 2022 NFL offseason (NFL.com)

Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst says he’s not getting trade offers from other GMs on Aaron Rodgers (ESPN)

Denver Broncos GM George Paton says ‘Everything is on the table’ to find QB for 2022 season (ESPN)