Stetson Bennett's imperfections make him perfectly suited for Rams in 2024

True champions get knocked down, because their tale begins as they get back up . . .
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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Passion and competitive spirit is a winning combination

The 2024 NFL Draft was loaded with quarterback talent. As it now stands, the team is down to just Stetson Bennett and Matthew Stafford at quarterback in 2025. If there are doubts over the future of Bennett on this team, the Rams certainly missed a golden opportunity to resolve the quarterback position going forward. The fact that the Rams did not draft a quarterback says all you need to know.

Instead, the team invested in coaches who have strong quarterback whisperer backgrounds in their careers. That not only bodes well for Bennett, but it also sets the team up for other young quarterbacks to be added in future seasons. But we have yet to answer the million-dollar question: What incentive do the Rams have to maintain a relationship with him in 2024?

Well, in 2022, Bennett completed 310 of 454 passes for 4,128 yards, 27 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. In that season, the Georgia Bulldogs did not boast a 1000 yard rusher. The offense's best receiver was tight end Brock Bowers, a player this Rams front office reported tried to trade up to select during the 2024 NFL draft. The lynchpin to the success of the Bulldogs in their second consecutive championship season was a formidable defense and the fact that they had a very competitive and accomplished player under center.

In that final championship run, he not only passed for 4,128 yards and 27 touchdowns, but he rushed 57 times for 205 yards and 10 touchdowns. That averages out to just under one touchdown for every five carries. That's pretty impressive.

What is more impressive is the fact that Bennett seemed to hold command over this offense in training camp last season, and has jumped in where he left off one year ago. Of course, nothing is certain until it's in the history books, but the ability of a champion does not lie in never getting knocked down. The true champion's tale begins when he gets back up.

Don't look now, but Rams QB Stetson Bennett has gotten back up.

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