Not long ago, John Wolford was searching for finance jobs on LinkedIn. This Sunday, he’ll be starting at quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams in a pivotal matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Rams were forced to turn to Wolford for their Week 17 contest after Jared Goff underwent thumb surgery earlier this week.
L.A. can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Arizona at SoFi Stadium or hope the Chicago Bears fall at Soldier Field to the Green Bay Packers.
Despite the stakes, Wolford is confident ahead of his first career NFL start. In fact, he pointed out one element that he can bring to the Rams offense that Goff doesn’t: mobility.
In general, Wolford has faith in his QB skills going into Sunday.
Rams head coach Sean McVay acknowledged that Wolford can bring something new to the table.
The 25-year-old passer went undrafted out of Wake Forest in 2018 and signed with L.A.’s practice squad in 2019 after he led the now-defunct Alliance of American Football League in touchdown tosses.