In the years since Kurt Warner left for pastures new, the Saint Louis Rams have had terrible luck with quarterbacks.
In 2010, the Rams took University of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall pick to try and stop the rot.
That didn't work and two weeks ago, the Rams sent the oft-injured Bradford and a fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-rounder and a conditional second-rounder in 2016.
Starter in St Louis?
To any normal person looking from the outside in, it would seem that the Rams now consider Foles, who threw 27 touchdowns against two interceptions in 2013, to be the man they will entrust the starting quarterback position to for the foreseeable future.
However, the Rams don't think that way and it seems they are less than convinced by the fact that the former third-round pick regressed last season, down to 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, and that Foles is in the final year of his rookie deal.
New QB on the Block
In fact, the Rams are going to be taking a quarterback in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft at the end of April 30th. We know that for a fact now thanks to head coach Jeff Fisher, who spilled the news to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“It's our intention to draft one,” Fisher said. “The Nick (Foles) trade has no bearing over what we do in the draft.”
The two most obvious choices are Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, two former Heisman winners that are by far and away the most talented signal callers available.
“They're unique; they're rare,” Fisher said of the draft's top two quarterbacks. “They've clearly proven they can win games. Marcus obviously is a little bit more mobile than Winston is. But Winston makes all of the throws. They're both very impressive to watch.”
Winston will almost certainly go first overall to the Buccaneers, and Mariota could go as high as No. 2 to the Titans. That would mean that the Rams, who hold the 10th pick, would have to trade up.
That would be a risk though as they would have to give up a fair bit. We'll just have to wait and see when draft time comes around.