Here are 8 LA Rams players who will be back in 2022
Mobile master at QB
While I may not be of the opinion that backup quarterback John Wolford can take over and run this offense well, the truth of the matter is that won’t be why the team will extend him for another year. The bottom line is that he knows the offense, he is very inexpensive, and he’s earned the trust of his head coach Sean McVay.
Wolford does what the LA Rams need him to do. He showed up in a gotta-win-to-get-in scenario against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17 of the 2020 NFL season, and he didn’t lose the game. He completed 22 of 38 passes for 231 yards and one interception. While that wasn’t much to look at as far as statistics go, it was enough to get the Rams the win. That’s what it’s all about anyway, right?
Alfred E. Neuman isn’t going anywhere, just yet
Wolford showed up in the 2019 season and won the third-string role by showing up well in preseason games. He won the backup role in 2020 by attrition, the Rams allowed former quarterback, Blake Bortles, to test free agency. This year, the Rams won’t do the same for Wolford.
Even as the Rams have added Bryce Perkins as a quarterback to develop, the team continues to run opposing offenses through Wolford in practices. The team continues to develop young receivers in training camp through Wolford’s passes. Wolford is just too much of a bargain to the team to walk away now. Someone commented once that John Wolford is the spitting image of Alfred E. Neuman, the iconic logo of Mad Magazine. Once I saw their similarities, I cannot unsee it. Tell me if you can.