Did LA Rams QB Wolford do enough to earn a second start?

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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LA Rams John Wolford
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The LA Rams backup quarterback John Wolford won a pressure-cooker first start against the Arizona Cardinals. But was it enough to earn a second start?

When the LA Rams took the field to face the Arizona Cardinals, they were banking on the inexperienced and untested abilities of backup quarterback John Wolford to win the game. Of course, what choice did they have? Starting quarterback Jared Goff’s thumb from his throwing hand was recovering from corrective surgery.

The Rams had never know a competitive football game without Goff under center since head coach Sean McVay had arrived. And let’s face it, the pattern with Goff under center had become a bit stale and perhaps even toxic.  So a new fresh face was needed.  And most certainly, Wolford is that. So new and fresh, that many discussions about his skillset was based in his AAF days as quarterback of the Arizona Hotshots (now defunct).

Make football fun again

Football needs to be fun again, and with Wolford under center, much of the novelty and exhilaration is back. But rather than get swept up in the euphoria of returning to the NFL Playoffs, let’s focus a discerning eye on the quality of Wolford’s performance. Did he do enough to earn another start?

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Well, that’s a good question, and likely something we will hold up to the light several times over the course of the week. After all, it is a huge deal to start a football game in the post season. We know that John Wolford surprised the NFL and the Arizona Cardinals.  But what did Wolford add to or detract from the Rams offense? Let’s look into that: