Okay, here we go again. Despite the lack of interest shown in the comments section from previous articles about the LA Rams backup quarterback situation, I’m not comfortable right now. In fact, after John Wolford won his lone start almost entirely thanks to the Rams defense last year, I’ve been a bit worried.
I have no question about Wolford’s ability to prepare for game day. I have no concerns about his ability to deliver an NFL level of play. My concerns are more basic. I no longer believe that his strengths align with the way that the LA Rams roster has been built.
Oh, and one more thing. I don’t believe he is durable enough for this offense. After all, he’s seen action in three NFL games so far in his career. And so far? He’s been injured in two of them.
It’s called tough love, folks. You may not want to read this, but Wolford may not be a long-term solution for the LA Rams as their backup quarterback. He was definitely the right guy for the Rams offense behind former starting quarterback Jared Goff. But things have changed, as they so often do.
When the Rams started Wolford in place of an injured Goff to face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17 of the 2020 NFL season, it was the defense that stomped the Cardinals. The Rams defense scored on a safety and a pick-six to lead the team to an 18-7 victory. For the offense’s part, the Rams controlled the clock and kicked three field goals as well. Wolford led the offense with 56 yards rushing, in addition to putting up 223 yards through the air.
But at the end of the day, it was the defense that carried the team to their 10th victory of the season last year. John Wolford merely managed the game on offense. The Rams need more from the quarterback position.