Who will the L.A. Rams draft with the No. 1 pick? Jared Goff or Carson Wentz? Even the experts don’t know for sure. It’ll be one of those two. You knew the Rams were desperate for a franchise quarterback when they gave this package to the Titans for the pick: Their first (No. 15), two seconds (43 and 45) and a sixth (76) in this year’s draft, plus L.A.’s first- and third-rounders next year.
This must make the Bills even more skittish about Tyrod Taylor. If you don’t have the QB, you’re nowhere, as the Rams know. In 2012, Washington traded the Rams three first-round picks and a second to take Robert Griffin III second overall. It was great for the Rams, who were able to fortify their roster.
But Sam Bradford flamed out at quarterback. The Rams haven’t had a winning season since 2003 and have the NFC’s longest current playoff drought. The No. 1 pick will make a nice splash with their L.A. fan base.
L.A. paid a steep price. But we can’t judge this deal until we know if the Rams get an elite QB. And if Marcus Mariota is for real, Tennessee might have taken a big step toward the Super Bowl.