What LA Rams HC Sean McVay could cook up for QB Case Cookus
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams need a camp arm. Philadelphia Stars QB Case Cookus needs a shot at playing for the NFL. I simply would love to see what HC Sean McVay could do with QB Case Cookus on the roster, buried or not. And he has certainly done enough for the USFL Stars to warrant a spot in training camp.
Will he make the 53-man roster? Doubtful, as arriving late to the LA Rams roster, and with a two-year headstart by QB John Wolford and Bryce Perkins, pretty much assures that he will be among the first players to be cut from the squad when the Rams begin the painful process of parting ways with players.
But even for a few weeks, it would be so much fun to see how the LA Rams head coach could run the offense with Case Cookus under center.
Yes, I admittedly have brought up Cookus’ name before, and I’m sorry if I’m sounding like a broken record. I am raising the issue once more because I truly am uncomfortable with the team navigating the entire training camp with just three quarterbacks. We’ve looked over the overwhelming number of injuries that plagued this roster in 2021, and the team simply cannot afford to have starting quarterback Matthew Stafford banged up.
For that matter, with just three quarterbacks on the roster through training camp and the preseason, it’s just inviting problems. The Rams will likely sit Stafford and backup John Wolford through all preseason games. That means that three preseason games will fall to QB Bryce Perkins. But what about his health? If he is banged up, do the Rams put Wolford onto the field? After any injury, do the Rams sign a guy who won’t know the offense, and therefore won’t give bubble players any chance to make the roster?
The NFL is about entertaining fans. Watching a 6-foot-4 quarterback hurl a coast-to-coast touchdown bomb to Tutu Atwell in a preseason game would be very entertaining. Case Cookus doesn’t have to be signed with an intent to be a star NFL QB. But magic only happens when you least expect it. Who knows what may happen? But until the LA Rams bring him aboard, nothing will happen.