The most-hyped story in St. Louis Saturday was the decision to cut DE Michael Sam, but in the long-run the really impactful story will be what the Rams did with the quarterback position and may still do.
After Saturday’s cuts, which included sixth-round pick Garrett Gilbert, the Rams have just journeyman Shaun Hill and untested Austin Davis on the roster. But coach Jeff Fisher says that will probably change (via stltoday.com):
“We’ve gone into most games with two quarterbacks on the active roster,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday after being asked about adding a third quarterback. “We have one on the practice squad here and there, (but) that’s not an issue. The quarterback position is a position that we’re going to address, that we’re going to monitor. The picks went in 45 minutes ago and we’ll get the list and we’ll see what’s out there. I’m sure there will be workouts and tryouts and (there is) potential to do some things at the position, but right now, as I said a couple of days ago, we’re not going to overreact.
“We’re going to apply patience to this situation.”
No amount of patience is going to bring back Sam Bradford, the guy who was going to start in St. Louis until his ACL tore again.
Among the names already being mentioned in connection with St. Louis is former Seahawks QB Terrelle Pryor, but I’m guessing Jeff Fisher is hoping the Rams can do better than that.
So far nothing really interesting has hit the waiver wire from a QB standpoint, but as teams keep adjusting their rosters, maybe someone good will shake loose.