The Rams have announced their initial 53-man roster and there are just two quarterbacks on it. Will it remain that way?
If so, John Wolford will be one of the better stories in the program this year. And he will be one snap away from being the Rams starting quarterback. Yes, Sean McVay’s roster has just Wolford behind starter Jared Goff.
The 24 year old has never actually taken an NFL snap. He was on the Rams’ practice squad last season after spending time with the New York Jets in 2018 as an undrafted rookie out of Wake Forest.
McVay liked what he saw from Wolford this training camp. He plays with confidence and has a good command of the offense.
Still, it is risky to have such an inexperience backup. He hasn’t played since the 2019 preseason. Goff must stay healthy.
There are options on the waiver wire — players can be claimed Sunday morning —- if the Rams want to upgrade from Wolford and make him a No. 3 quarterback or try to put him on the practice squad. Among the options are former Arizona and Miami quarterback Josh Rosen. Could the Rams bring the UCLA product back to L.A.? There’s a chance, sure.
Other quarterbacks available are former Rams reserve Brandon Allen, David Blough and Blake Bortles, the 2019 Rams’ backup who remains unsigned.
I would’t rule out a change — a Rosen claim wouldn’t shock me — but at this point, I think the Rams really like Wolford and want him around.
Also, McVay said Saturday the Rams would like to sign undrafted rookie Bryce Perkins to the practice said Sunday. They can, if he is not claimed. It would be a surprise if he is claimed elsewhere.