Why Stetson Bennett remains the LA Rams best future QB option

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III: Fans can be too eager to cancel a player

It can be disheartening at times after a game that ends with a score of 7-3 in a loss, and find a remarkably high number of fans calling for the team to fire the defensive coordinator. Sometimes blind rage is just that, blind. So too, we can fan ample examples of players who simply needed more time to reach their potential than fans were willing to give them.

Not every player can peak after four years with the LA Rams like former OLB Samson Ebukam, but there is a lesson to be learned. That is, don't rush to get rid of a young player.

If you need a more appropriate example of an NFL quarterback who was sent away without much hope of success, only to flourish with a new team, you can consider the career of Ryan Tannehill. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. While he did put up respectable numbers, the Dolphins finally traded Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans. He promptly earned NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2019.

I am not arguing on behalf for or against Stetson Bennett on this point. I'm simply dealing with fact. Right now, Bennett is a highly regard quarterback prospect who is under a very affordable contract through 2026. In terms of alternative options, the Rams can sign a veteran quarterback, but the team prefers to do so in one-year increments.

Like it or not, Bennett currently offers this team the continuity that no other player not named Matthew Stafford offers. And until the Rams deliberately choose to select a quarterback in some future draft, that is likely the way it will remain.