That last part — during OTAs — is important. The last time we heard from Snead on the Rams’ lackluster QB situation was two months ago at the Senior Bowl – when he said Keenum, Sean Mannion and last year’s Week 1 starter Nick Foles would stage an offseason battle for the starting job.
Keenum, who was 3-2 as a starter last season, seems to be anything but a long-term solution. Foles, who arrived in a trade for 2010 overall No. 1 draft pick Sam Bradford before last season, went 4-7 with seven TDs and 10 interceptions. Mannion, the team’s 2015 third-round pick, has thrown only seven NFL passes.
It’s a situation that almost begs for Los Angeles to draft a QB at No. 15 overall, but for now Snead and the Rams will begin OTAs with a No. 1 quarterback who lost his first eight games as an NFL starter with the Texans in 2013.