Why Stetson Bennett remains the LA Rams best future QB option

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I: Bennett is a dual-threat QB who still has significant upside

Bennett is able to move the chains and put points on the scoreboard with his arm and with his legs. That has long been the goal of Rams Head Coach Sean McVay, who had two dual threat quarterback on the roster with QB John Wolford and Bryce Perkins.

Stetson Bennett has more upside than either of them. After all, Bennett competed in the SEC for four seasons, and was the starter for 42 games. That is pretty solid experience for any NFL quarterback prospect. Now toss in the fact that he led the Georgia Bulldogs to two National Championships, and the dots start to connect. In his final two college seasons, he threw for 6,990 yards, 56 touchdowns, and just 14 interceptions.

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When he pulled the football down and ran with it, he put up 464 rushing yards, and 11 touchdowns.

When Bennett feels comfortable and in control of his offense, he can do some pretty spectacular things. The trick is to get him into that comfort zone.

If you noticed the changes to the Rams offense of late, you may take note of a team that has more beef on the offensive line, stronger and more productive running backs in the backfield, and an array of accomplished and physical receivers who not only catch the football, but can put up yards after the catch.

Those offensive enhancements not only serve to benefit starting QB Matthew Stafford, but will go a long way to benefit Stetson Bennett as well. As Bennett realizes that he does not need to 'star' on every snap of the football, the game will slow down for him and he will master all the levers, switches, and dials at his disposal at the helm of this offense.

For now, I would rather have Stetson Bennett on the Rams roster than on the roster of another team. Let's see how quickly he can fill out his role on the team. You may be surprised at how well he does.