The Los Angeles Rams will be starting John Wolford at quarterback for the second time, but now Jared Goff will be serving as his backup according to a report by Fox’s Jay Glazer. The announcement was made just before the Rams’ wild card game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday that the former undrafted free agent and AAF star would be filling in for Goff for the second time.
Rams head coach Sean McVay told me John Wolford will be the starting quarterback today versus the Seahawks with Jared Goff backing him up just two weeks after Goff had thumb surgery @NFLonFOX #scoopage— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 9, 2021
Wolford made his NFL debut in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals and went 22 of 38 for 231 yards with an interception, plus 56 rushing yards on nine carries. He is comfortable playing out of shotgun formation in the spread offense, based on what we saw last Sunday. We might see a lot of short passes and more than the usual number of deep passes as compared to Goff.
Jared Goff dislocated and broke his thumb in Week 16 against the Seahawks. He was able to pop it back in and finish the game but was immediately ruled out for the Cardinals game following surgery that Monday. It now looks like McVay is ready to use Goff — either in a pinch or rotating onto the field — in some capacity.