Some LA Rams fans get their wish as team starts QB John Wolford
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams will be led for the first time by a QB not named Jared Goff. And for many reasons, fans are hoping for good things out of John Wolford.
The LA Rams are 9-6, and their season may be judged merely by one game. Not just any game, but the final game of the 2020 NFL season. And for this one, the Rams will not be starting QB Jared Goff. Since the last game of the 2017 NFL season, the Rams have only known Goff under center. That will change this weekend.
Goff is out, recovering from thumb surgery in his throwing hand. And the reaction from the fans is… curious. After all, Wolford is both new and intriguing. He is the hand-picked backup of Goff, so he must have qualities that make him stand out for this football team. He is unknown, while the Rams know almost everything that there is to know about QB Jared Goff.
Get Goff gone!
Many Rams fans are growing increasingly impatient and defiant towards starting quarterback Jared Goff. That group of fans does not see four consecutive winning seasons under head coach Sean McVay. The same group doesn’t pay attention to his 20 touchdown passes this season, nor his 3.,952 yards of passing yards. He is completing two out of three passes his year, but so what? And the fact that he is fourth on the Rams All-Time passing list, combined with fifth All-Time on the team’s passing touchdown list is inconsequential.
What jumps off the page is the six losses this year, and 20 turnovers. Yes, Goff threw for 13 interceptions and fumbled the ball seven times. And that is enough to get him off the football field and off the team. Well, that’s a decision for another day. For today, we have a critical game in the hands of an NFL novice.