3 objectives as LA Rams QB John Wolford is fixin’ to take on Texans

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How’s that arm?

There are quite a few decisions to be made in the next few days that will play huge roles regarding the future of the LA Rams team and the 32 young men on the Rams roster who will not remain on the team’s 53-man initial roster. The Rams witnessed the sudden appearance of undrafted rookie wide receiver Lance McCutcheon in their first preseason game. Now, who will show up against the Houston Texans in the second game?

It will all depend on the throwing arm of Rams quarterback John Wolford.

I’m good with that. Actually, I’m great with that. Without knowing the snap count from the LA Rams practice drills, and the mix and match of which receiver has practiced more with which quarterback, we’re left to our own devices, take stabs in the dark, and call what is ultimately lightly informed conclusions as undefiable truths.

Rams News: John Wolford can make the throws

So much attention is made to John Wolford’s ability to scramble that we don’t talk enough about his throwing arm.  He was the star of the 2019 preseason, a campaign that truly landed him the right to become the team’s primary backup quarterback. At the time, he was competing with now quarterback Brandon Allen for the team’s third quarterback spot. In that four-game preseason series, Allen completed 44 of 69 passes for 431 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Wolford completed 29 of 44 passes for 249 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. After that promising preseason performance, the LA Rams all but shut down Wolford (with a little help from COVID-19) until he was thrust into a make-or-break role of starting for the team in 2020.

I want to get Wolford under center because he is part of the Rams’ solution for the 2022 NFL season. Because he’s worked with many of the team’s receivers, he has insider knowledge over which receiver can be targeted to make a catch on any given play.