The St. Louis Rams have been viewed as a team on the verge of a breakout season, but their lack of a reliable quarterback has held them back from competing with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
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Although the 49ers are on the decline, the Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals are expected to be Super Bowl favorites once again, so the Rams will need to find their signal caller as soon as possible.
Head coach Jeff Fisher acknowledged this and said that the team is considering drafting a quarterback.
“It’s our intention to draft one. The Nick trade has no bearing over what we do in the draft,” Fisher said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
It will be difficult for the Rams to draft a quarterback in the first round since they are not up until the 10th pick.
Florida State’s Jameis Winston is expected to go first overall, and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota will likely not be far behind.
The Rams traded Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles for Nick Foles, who showed Pro Bowl potential in 2013 with 27 touchdown passes and two interceptions before regressing in 2014 and suffering a season-ending clavicle injury.
The team is already set on defense and has a promising running game, but a quarterback would instantly make them a playoff-caliber team.