The San Francisco 49ers face the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football to open the season, and we clearly have a game-changer. The Rams have signed former 49ers quarterback Dylan Thompson, according to Ian Rapoport. The 49ers released Thompson on May 6, a week after drafting Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel. Thompson spent a month in the 49ers offseason workout program, so clearly he will pass along all the secrets of Chip Kelly's offense.
On a slightly more serious note, this could move the Rams a step closer to figuring out a way to get rid of Nick Foles. Since drafting Jared Goff and placing a high tender on Case Keenum, Foles has stayed away, clearly displeased with the quarterback situation. The Rams have not declared Goff is their Week 1 starter, but they have expressed optimism about his work thus far. It seems highly likely Goff will be starting fairly quickly.
Dylan Thompson is not going to challenge for playing time, but with Goff as the long-term option, Thompson is a potential developmental option. You can never have enough young quarterbacks, and with Goff likely in place for at least the next four years, Thompson potentially holds more value over that time than Nick Foles.