Why Stetson Bennett remains the LA Rams best future QB option

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Quarterback Stetson Bennett is under contract with the LA Rams through 2026. That is at least how long that he will be on the Rams roster. Period.

After all, the Rams made no moves to address the QB position beyond 2024. That should tell you all that you need to know.

Could it be that simple? After the LA Rams invested the 129th overall pick in Round 4 of the 2023 NFL Draft to select former two-time NCAA Champion Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett, the team seemed to be taking its first step towards a succession plan for the quarterback position. After all is said and done, Stetson Bennett is the first quarterback drafted by the duo of GM Les Snead and HC Sean McVay.

Come to think about it, he is the first and only quarterback to be drafted by the dynamic duo who have taken the Rams to two Super Bowls. Ultimately, the decision as to whether Stetson Bennett remains on the Rams roster is not up for a vote, nor will it be influenced by comments in forums, message boards, or on social media. The decision as to the future of QB Stetson Bennett rests in his willingness to put in the work, and the coaching staff's perception of his effectiveness as quarterback of the Rams offense.

And that is how it should be.

While some react to Bennett's absence in 2023 with anger, it does nothing to alter the team's view of the player, nor to enhance understanding of the situation. Would reactions be the same if he ruptured his Achilles Tendon? Would Bennett be welcomed back if he had sustained a season ending ACL injury?

As of today, the Rams QB room holds starter Matthew Stafford, veteran backup Jimmy Garoppolo, Stetson Bennett, and reserve QB Dresser Winn. But in 2025, unless things change, the quarterback room will revert back to just Stafford and Bennett.

We had offered up 5 reasons why the Rams would salvage Stetson Bennett's career before the 2024 NFL Draft, truly expecting the Rams to address other positions in the draft and not select a quarterback from the rookie prospects this year. While some may be okay with that decision, others may be overly concerned about the Rams' trust in an unproven quarterback.

This article is intended to reassure you, calm your fears, and smooth your concerns. Let's get right to it: