Rams Positional Outlook: Quarterbacks

Posted Feb 23, 2018

Take a look at the Rams' quarterback situation as the 2018 offseason begins.

The 2017 Rams won their first NFC West title since 2003 with an 11-5 regular-season record. As Los Angeles’ focus shifts to 2018 and beyond, we’ll take a position-by-position look at how the Rams performed in 2017 and how each group currently stands at the start of the 2018 offseason.


QB | Jared Goff
— 3,804 yards passing | 28 passing touchdowns and seven interceptions | 62.1 percent completion rate | 100.5 passer rating | Started 15 of 16 regular-season games

QB | Sean Mannion
— Started Week 17 vs. San Francisco | 185 yards passing | 72.5 passer rating

QB | Brandon Allen
— Served as Rams’ third quarterback throughout the season


All of the Rams’ quarterbacks are currently under contract for the 2018 season.


Led by Goff, Los Angeles’ quarterbacks took a significant step forward under head coach Sean McVay in 2017.

Goff finished the year as the league’s No. 5 rated passer and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl after completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 3,804 yards with 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Goff also led the league with 12.9 yards per completion, helping L.A. to become the NFL’s highest-scoring team.

Mannion served as the Rams’ primary backup for the 2017 season, playing in five games. He started Los Angeles’ Week 17 matchup against San Francisco, when McVay elected to rest most of the club’s starters. In that game, Mannion completed 20 of his 34 passes for 169 yards.

L.A. acquired Allen off the waiver wire, and he was inactive as the Rams’ third quarterback for the vast majority of the season. He suffered a back injury — presumably during practice — and was placed on injured reserve during Week 15.

While Goff enters the 2018 offseason as the Rams’ starting signal-caller, there’s a possibility for competition between Mannion and Allen for Los Angeles’ backup quarterback role going forward.