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Los Angeles Rams to sign QB John Wolford

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The Rams are signing their first AAF alum.

Arizona Hotshots QB John Wolford against the Atlanta Legends during an AAF football game, Mar. 3, 2019.
Arizona Hotshots QB John Wolford against the Atlanta Legends during an AAF football game, Mar. 3, 2019.
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Per ESPN’s Los Angeles Rams blogger Lindsey Thiry, the Rams are set to sign QB John Wolford:

Wolford played his college ball at Wake Forest before going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft and joining the New York Jets and being cut in the 53-man roster purge. Recently, he played in the now defunct AAF for the Arizona Hotshots.

Wolford will get a shot at a QB3 role against Brandon Allen over the offseason program with Jared Goff locked in at QB1 and Blake Bortles behind him.

Fans may remember his uncle, Will Worford, for his stellar offensive line play as a first-round pick in the 1986 NFL Draft and three subsequent Pro Bowl appearances in the 1990s.

His only action for the Jets was in their final preseason game last year where he really struggled. Hopefully, the game action he got in the AAF has helped him develop a bit and get to a point where he could legitimately push for a spot.

Last year’s QB3 battle was between Allen and Luis Perez who himself went into the AAF and has since signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.