John Wolford will compete for a roster spot on the Los Angeles Rams after recently spending some time in the AAF.
Since the Los Angeles Rams were expected to move on from Sean Mannion at the beginning of the offseason, the team knew it wouldn’t be long until they found a new backup quarterback for Jared Goff, which turned out to be former first-round pick Blake Bortles.
However, it looks like the Rams have decided to bring another quarterback into the picture by signing John Wolford, which actually has the potential to work out well in the long run if Bortles turns out to be a one-and-done.
Even though nothing is set in stone at the moment, there’s already been plenty of speculation that Bortles will only last be in Los Angeles for one year due to the opportunity of developing under Sean McVay before trying to find a starting job in 2020.
Obviously, this is all talk at the moment, and Bortles has every right to want to find another starting role down the NFL after all those years spent with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But if this does turn out to be the case with Bortles, an opportunity could be on the rise for Wolford is all goes well over these next couple of months in regards to being the potential backup of the future, although that’s always easier said than done.
After previously signing with the New York Jets last offseason as an undrafted free agent before his release before the start of the regular season, Wolford most recently was playing for the Arizona Hotshots in the AAF.
The AAF as a league may have failed, but Wolford leading all teams with 14 touchdown passes in six games was clearly good enough to catch the attention of the Rams to give the former Wake Forest star another chance at the NFL.
Even if Wolford seems like a long shot at the moment to earn one of the spots on the 53-man roster for Los Angeles since Bortles is clearly the No. 2 quarterback behind Goff, the potential certainly seems to be there.
Along with Wolford’s numbers from his brief time with the Redshots, the 29 touchdown passes compared to just six interceptions during his senior year at Wake Forest makes it easy to see why a team like Long Angeles is willing to roll the dice in this scenario.
Plus, when looking at McVay’s history of quarterback development, just imagine how much this signing could benefit Wolford, especially if the Rams head coach sees an opportunity for him to be the potential backup of the future if Bortles is out after one season.