Few stories were as intriguing entering Week 17 as that of John Wolford. With Jared Goff injured, the Los Angeles Rams turned to their journeyman backup quarterback, who had never played in an NFL game in his career.
And the start was not the storybook that some might have hoped. On his first pass attempt he threw about as painful of an interception as you can imagine.
John Wolford’s 1st NFL pass is picked— PFF (@PFF) January 3, 2021
After the play, Wolford was seen on the sideline saying “We’re good” to his teammates, so he didn’t seem too rattled by the rough start to his NFL career.
Ironically, the interception on Wolford’s first career pass attempt led to a touchdown on Chris Streveler’s second career pass attempt. Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Kyler Murray was injured on the first drive of the game, with Streveler replacing him. Streveler had one career offensive snap prior to Sunday, with no pass attempts.
So Streveler surprisingly strikes first in the battle of unplayed backup QBs. But it’s a long game ahead for Wolford to turn things around.