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Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matthew Stafford, Dresser Winn, Stetson Bennett
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matthew Stafford, Dresser Winn, Stetson Bennett / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages
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III: Stetson Bennett nears future Rams backup QB role

Is there an expiration date to any NFL rookie that lapses, making any investment of time, draft picks, coaching, or patience suddenly null and void? The LA Rams signed left tackle Alaric Jackson after the 2021 NFL Draft.. But it was not until the 2023 NFL season that he was finally given an opportunity to start for the team at left tackle. And yes, he was certainly worth the wait. allowing just one quarterback sack throughout all of the 2023 NFL season.

So why are so many fans ready to pull the plug on the future of quarterback Stetson Bennett, who did nothing worse than not waste the time and effort of the coaching staff in 2023? Instead, he opted to step away from the game, suffering mental fatigue from the game. After a career of proving doubters and nay-sayers wrong, he deserved that chance to rediscover his passion for the game.

And that is something that Rams GM Les Snead has fully supported.

Stetson Bennett is no longer a wide-eyed rookie trying to prove an NFL team correct in selecting him. He is the equivalent of an NFL walk on this year, But that may be a reason for his resurrection from the confines of the team's anonymous reserves. In fact, we can think of many reasons why Bennett will get back on track this season.

So who did the Rams draft in Stetson Bennett?

Stetson Bennett. NFL Draft Profile. Georgia. Stetson Bennett. Stetson Bennett Draft profile. NFL Draft Buzz. 128. Quarterback. player. 51

While it has been a year since he was flashing his football finesse in training camp. let's not lose the grasp of how excited and impressed the coaching staff was over his rapid rising stock just one year ago. It was Bennett who seemed to showcase the talent of rookie WR Puka Nacua as well.

It was not until the Rams forced Bennett to compete without Puka Nacua in the second and third preseason games that he regressed in terms of his production. In retrospect, the manner in which the team depletes the lineup in preseason games truly put Bennett on the hook of doing more with less.

I don't expect that same regression to happen this season. Bennett is back, and is passionate once more. While many have called for the team to release him, I have been the fool on the hill urging fans to sit back and give Stetson Bennett a chance to earn their respect. And over time, it seems that the team has been following the same trek of giving him a second chance.

Stay tuned, because his story is only just beginning.