Despite John Wolford making a case at times in preseason, Brandon Allen still seems like the best option for the Los Angeles Rams in the No. 3 spot at quarterback.
After making the decision to move on from Sean Mannion during the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams would end up convincing Blake Bortles to come on board for a favorable one-year deal to provide an experienced backup for Jared Goff.
Even if Bortles ends up only being a one-year rental for the Rams to potentially find another starting job with a different team in 2020, the main focus for Los Angeles at the moment is having him around for the upcoming season.
As for what this means for the backup quarterback position for beyond the 2019 season, well this seems like one of those questions the Rams will worry about when the time comes, although the good news is they will at least have options.
During the preseason, Brandon Allen and John Wolford have been battling it out for the No. 3 spot at quarterback behind Bortles.
And while it’s difficult to select a winner at the moment, Allen seems to have the slight advantage over Wolford at the moment, which seems like would be the right move for Los Angeles.
Right away, the preseason has shown that Allen has an upper hand based off his experience alone since he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016 while Wolford originally joined the New York Jets as an undrafted rookie last year.
Neither one of these quarterbacks has been able to prove they are in fact worthy of hanging on to the third-string quarterback role since they haven’t played in a meaningful game, but also the opportunity to develop with Sean McVay seems well worth the risk.
Obviously, the main goal for the Rams in 2019 is to never have to resort to using either one of these quarterbacks since this would mean that Goff and Bortles are healthy, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Determining what someone like Allen could bring to the table if called upon can be difficult to determine based off a few preseason games, but in comparison to Wolford for the No. 3 spot, it seems like a pretty easy decision for Los Angeles.