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Countdown to Camp: Goff Ready for Year 3 at Quarterback

With the Rams veteran players beginning to report to UC Irvine, we've come to the end of the Countdown to Camp. Our final positional breakdown takes a look at Los Angeles' quarterbacks.


Newcomers: Luis Perez

After a rocky rookie year, Jared Goff displayed exactly why Los Angeles elected to trade up to get him back in the 2016 NFL Draft. Emerging as a leader and a skilled offensive threat under head coach Sean McVay, Goff threw for 3,804 yards with 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 2017. He led the league with 12.9 yards per completion and finished No. 5 in passer rating at 100.5. Playing the Rams first 15 games — and resting in Week 17 — Goff led the team to an 11-4 record and its first NFC West title since 2003.

Goff's strong performance earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl for the first time. He was also named No. 38 for the NFL's Top 100 players of 2018 this summer.

The rookies and quarterbacks report to Rams training camp.

Behind Goff, there may be a bit of a competition for Los Angeles' No. 2 quarterback during camp. In his fourth season, Sean Mannion served as the team's backup in 2017. Mannion appeared in five games last year, starting the club's Week 17 matchup against the 49ers. In three years, Mannion has completed 31 of 50 passes for 235 yards.

L.A. claimed Brandon Allen off waivers from the Jaguars after rosters were reduced from 90 to 53 players last September. Allen was on the active roster for the vast majority of the season, but was inactive for each game as the third quarterback. He was placed on injured reserve with a back injury in December.

Finally, the Rams signed Luis Perez as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M Commerce. Perez won the Harlon Hill Trophy in 2017 as the best player in NCAA Division II football. He completed 70.6 percent of his passes for 5,001 yards with 46 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions in 2017 — leading Texas A&M-Commerce to a national championship.

Check out the 88 players on the Rams roster heading into training camp.


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