Earlier this offseason, the Los Angeles Rams signed Blake Bortles as their backup quarterback. This was after Sean Mannion left for free agency. Now John Wolford is part of the mix.
According to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN, the Rams are signing Wolford to be the fourth quarterback on their roster.
Wolford most recently played in the AAF for the Arizona Hotshots. The newly signed quarterback played well in the AAF and had a couple of meetings with NFL teams.
Wolford will likely battle for the third quarterback spot with Brandon Allen in training camp.
In eight games in the AAF, Wolford had 1,616 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He also has previous experience in the NFL with the New York Jets.
Wolford joins a quarterback room with Jared Goff and Bortles. Goff and Bortles seem to be locked in as guarantees to make the roster, but Wolford could find his own roster spot.
What's not to like about signing with the Rams? You get to live in sunny Los Angeles and work with Sean McVay every day of the week.
If anything, his experience with McVay could allow Wolford to find a home elsewhere if Los Angeles doesn't work out. The same thing can be said for Bortles; signing with the Rams is a great decision.
Bortles signed a one-year deal with the Rams and could be considered by a team which needs a starter in 2020. Wolford probably won't have that opportunity, but signing with the Rams could be the beginning of a decent NFL career for the AAF quarterback.