Should LA Rams pay close attention to QB waived by Cowboys?

Will Grier Dallas Cowboys
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How warm and fuzzy are you over the LA Rams backup quarterback situation? After all, even though the LA Rams clearly made an effort to address the position for the future, there is a gap between what will be and what is.

And right now, the LA Rams backup quarterback position is a concern. Did the LA Rams see enough from either quarterback Stetson Bennett or Brett Rypien to be comfortable if veteran starting quarterback Matthew Stafford is injured early this season? Were either Bennett or Rypien both effective and consistent enough to calm all fears and concerns?

Well, speaking for me, I didn't see that level of consistent performance from either player.

I'm not here to pile on LA Rams rookie quarterback Stetson Bennett. After all, rookies who vie for playing time and a high perch on their team's respective depth chart have a tough going. And the LA Rams did him no favors by sitting his favorite target, WR Puka Nacua, leaving him to attempt finding chemistry with another receiver. That didn't seem to happen.

"There is another . . . "

But just as the Yoda explained to young Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, there may be another option for the LA Rams. You see when the Dallas Cowboys traded for former 49ers quarterback Trey Lance, they unintentionally created a need to waive one of their own quarterbacks in order to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

Right now, many expect the Cowboys to release backup quarterback Will Grier:

So now the question is, could adding Will Grier upgrade the Rams backup quarterback situation? From a quick glance, it appears that Grier could be a player worth pursuing:

But I don't want to sound as though the grass is necessarily greener on the other side of the fence. After all, Grier is a 6-foot-1 220-pound quarterback who was selected as the 100th overall player in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He played just two games for the Panthers as a rookie, completing 28 of 52 passes that year for 228 yards, no touchdowns, and four interceptions.

Since that time, Grier has oscillated from IR to practice squads for the Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. He could make sense for the Rams roster, not as some form of permanent upgrade, but more in the form of a bridge player who could give rookie quarterback Stetson Bennett more time to develop.

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Did you notice that Grier was selected in Round 3 in 2019, and his rookie season was just 53 percent completion for 228 yards and four interceptions? It turns out that Stetson Bennett is experiencing what so many rookie quarterbacks experience in their first year in the NFL. But the LA Rams have not had much experience with trying to break in a rookie quarterback in a very long time.