NFL team needs: Preseason week 3

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Aug 23, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Titans won 27-14. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams- Quarterback

I’ve been on record as saying that I believe in Nick Foles’ talent and potential. He has a big arm, shows solid decision making skills and can deliver the ball with accuracy. This preseason hasn’t done much to help my argument as Foles has struggled mightily.

He has only completed 50% of his passes for 87 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception. The St. Louis Rams are counting on Foles to bring them out of their offensive funk but so far things don’t look promising.

The frustrating part for the Rams is that this team has the pieces to contend for a playoff spot, but only if they get good quarterback play. Their defense is one of the more dangerous units in the league featuring several players capable of getting after the quarterback and generating turnovers.

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Offensively, the running back duo of Todd Gurely and Tre Mason has the potential to be extremely dangerous. The receivers are unproven but talented with Brian Quick and Tavon Austin features all sort of talent.

Foles is the team’s only hope for success this season as the backups Case Keenum, Austin Davis and Sean Mannion offer little in the way of upside.

Luckily for St Louis, the 2016 NFL draft features a strong list of potential quarterback prospects. California’s Jared Goff, Michigan State’s Connor Cook, Ohio State’s Cardale Jones and Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg all feature first-round talent.