Currently, if Jared Goff gets injured, John Wolford is the starting LA Rams QB, are you comfortable with him?
The LA Rams have a very good starting quarterback in Jared Goff. But as Rams fans know from 2019, injuries can happen on any given play in the NFL. If Goff goes down, how comfortable are you with the current backup, quarterback John Wolford?
Many Rams fans may not know who Wolford is or where he played college football. Wolford played four seasons at Wake Forest as a dual-threat quarterback. He stands 6-feet-1 weighing 200 pounds.
He is two inches shorter than the prototypical quarterback, but an inch taller than New Orleans Sants quarterback Drew Brees. In college, he completed 761 passes for 8794 yards with 59 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he was not drafted in the 2018 draft.
Alliance of American Football league veteran
Wolford actually played for Arizona in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football league (AAF). LA signed him after the AAF folded. While Wolford has not benefited from playing time with the Rams regular-season offense, he did well enough in the 2019 preseason to turn heads. As a result, the Rams released quarterback Brandon Allen to make room for him on the practice squad.
However, is Wolford the right person to take control of the offense, if Goff gets injured for any period of time? Since his contract will expire as the start of the new NFL season, Blake Bortles is likely to sign with a new team. He may seek the opportunity to compete as a starting quarterback again, or at least serve as a place-holder on a team with a rookie quarterback until they are ready to take over.
Without signing a veteran to backup Goff in 2020, you can likely expect the Rams to draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft in April.
Which round would the LA Rams grab a quarterback?
Remember, you should always select the best available player on your draft card. Since LA does not have a first-round pick, they might use their third-round pick to grab their backup quarterback. The elite college quarterbacks will go within the first ten picks.
There are some quality quarterbacks left to select. Jordan Love of Utah State and Jake Fromm of Georgia could be excellent choices. Both players are projected to become starters within their first few seasons by nfl.com. It’s safe to say that they would be an upgrade at the backup quarterback position.
The NFL Combine begins next week. Love and Fromm are two prospects to monitor. Let’s see how well they perform and improve their draft positions.