Not that many people are high on the Los Angeles Rams this year.
They’re a compromised version of the squad that won the Super Bowl two seasons ago, especially on defense, where linebacker Bobby Wagner and cornerback Jalen Ramsey are no longer with the team.
Plenty of people have the Rams missing the playoffs in 2023, even though the NFC is a somewhat shallow conference, especially when one gets past the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys.
But there is some hope for incoming rookie quarterback Stetson Bennett, and former Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth declared on “The Pat McAfee Show” that he feels Bennett has what it takes to be a very good player in the NFL.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 21, 2023
Bennett was a fourth-round draft pick in April after an excellent 2022 season at the University of Georgia in which he threw for 4,128 yards and 27 touchdowns and led the Bulldogs to their second straight national championship.
In all, he spent six seasons in college — four at Georgia, one prior to that at Jones College, and his freshman year at Georgia in which he didn’t play in an actual game.
Los Angeles currently has Matthew Stafford at quarterback, but he is coming off a concussion and spinal cord injury, and at age 35, he may not have a ton of seasons left in him.
If Bennett is indeed the real deal, he could help ensure a somewhat smooth transition, especially if star wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who is 30, plays several more seasons.
Thanks to his many years of college experience, he could be more prepared for success in the NFL than many other rookies.NEXT: Cooper Kupp Discusses His Potential Return To The Field