Don't rule out LA Rams QB Stetson Bennett for a significant role in 2024

Los Angeles Rams v Denver Broncos, Stetson Bennett
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The topic of the LA Rams investing in a young quarterback is a pretty hot right now, particularly in light of the fact that the Houston Texans invested in rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud after a 3-13 record in 2022. This year, the Houston Texans have already doubled their wins at a record of 6-4, and have seven more games to play. So it's tough not to see the instant success of the Texans and not project a similar quick turn around for the LA Rams, if only the Rams would draft a solid rookie quarterback.

There are reasons why the Rams may consider such an investment in the 2024 NFL Draft to be a wise choice. But the Rams front office is seasoned enough to know that the Rams cannot draft a rookie to compete at any position unless they are the right fit for the Rams roster. Sometimes they fit like a glove, and sometimes they will eventually fit the Rams system with a bit of coaching, patience, and experience.

Will the Rams draft a quarterback in 2024?

Rams QB quandary

While you can get a new opinion from each fan you ask, the truth of the matter comes down to this: The LA Rams quarterback situation for the 2024 season and beyond is completely up in the air. The Rams are committed to veteran starting quarterback Matthew Stafford through at least 2026. The Rams could sever Stafford's contract after 2025, but that would be unlikely unless Stafford shows a sharp decline in production.

The Rams did sign veteran quarterback Carson Wentz to perform as the Rams primary backup quarterback for the final stretch of the 2023 NFL season. While Wentz is signed to a team-friendly contract, the contract expires with the end of the 2023 NFL season. That means that the Rams will need to re-sign Wentz at the end of the 2023 NFL season, or shop for his replacement in the 2024 NFL Free Agency Market.

Of course, with rookie talent bursting in the 2024 NFL Draft, the LA Rams could simply draft a franchise quarterback of the future in the 2024 NFL Draft. But we will touch base on that specific option later in this article, as well as future articles.

But what of the Rams depth at the quarterback position for 2023? And what of backup quarterback Stetson Bennett? Let's take a closer look at the Rams roster as it currently stands.

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