Jared Goff will serve as the Rams’ backup on Saturday.
A source tells Ed Werder that Goff not starting was partly because of his injured thumb but also because John Wolford impressive last week: “We’ve been really impressed with how he’s handled it because he wants to play, but he understands where Sean is coming from on some of the decision-making.”
Wolford, 25, wound up signing on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest. He was in the first year of his three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Jets when they waived him coming out of the preseason.
Wolford had a brief stint on their practice squad before signing on with the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF. He joined the Rams in April of 2019 after the league suspended operations and was waived during final roster cuts, but joined the practice squad soon after. He signed a futures contract with the Rams back in December of 2019.
In 2020, Wolford started in one game for the Rams, completing 22 of 38 attempts for 231 yards (57.9%) and one interception.