It would have been a silly question had you been asked it at the start of the season: Jared Goff or John Wolford?
Wolford started the year on the Rams practice squad, with his lone professional games coming in the short-lived Alliance of American Football. Goff was the unquestioned starter of a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
But here we are. A frustrating up-and-down regular season from Goff ended with a dislocated thumb, and Wolford was forced into action for the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals.
Things couldn’t have started worse, after he telegraphed an interception on his first career pass attempt, deep in the Rams’ own territory.
But then he settled down. He completed 22 of 38 passes for 231 yards, with just two sacks for a loss of eight yards. Most importantly, he showed off his legs, both on play breakdowns and designed actions, and finished with 56 rushing yards on six carries. He looked comfortable and confident, even if the Rams offense never found the end zone.
Now the Rams get to stay within the division, and open up the playoffs against the NFC West winners, the Seattle Seahawks.
So who starts at quarterback?
In reality, the health of Goff’s thumb is likely the deciding factor. Wolford was inspiring but not great, and Goff has nearly twice as many career starts as Wolford has career pass attempts. It’s hard to envision a scenario where the Rams decide to start Wolford over a healthy Goff.
But that won’t stop fans from debating who they’d like to see start. And given that LA is facing a Seattle defense that’s already seen them twice this year, it’s not surprising that some fans might be clamoring for the quarterback who is a rushing weapon to send the Seahawks a different look.
Who would you rather see?
Who should start for the Rams in the wild card round, if Jared Goff is healthy?
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