Rumors Link Rams to Another Ex-Top QB Pick

The Los Angeles Rams could be a potential landing spot for Zach Wilson.
Dec 17, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) drops back
Dec 17, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) drops back / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams will be on the search for another backup quarterback as there have been no signs of the team re-signing Carson Wentz.

The Rams could opt to find a backup quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft, as it’s a strong QB class from top to bottom. However, the Rams will need to use a lot of their draft capital on the defense, which has some holes. Therefore, Los Angeles will probably go the free agency route to bolster the quarterback room. 

Rams Rumors: Zach Wilson Could Find His Way to Los Angeles 

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler wrote Sunday (subscription required) that the Rams and the San Francisco 49ers are “among intriguing options” for Zach Wilson. Fowler adds that Wilson is looking for a “skilled offensive head coach” and somewhere to revive his career.

The Rams could be an excellent spot for the former second-overall pick, as Baker Mayfield was able to fix his game with Los Angeles in 2022. 

Mayfield played in five games with the Rams, but it was good enough to get a one-year deal with the Tampa Buccaneers last offseason, and now he’s in line for a bigger payday after a stellar 2023 season.

Wilson hopes to get on the same trajectory after a rough start to his NFL career with the New York Jets. 

The former BYU star quarterback had good moments this past season with the Jets, but it wasn’t good enough. Wilson completed a career-high 60.1% of his passes for 2,271 yards, eight touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 12 games (11 starts).

If the Rams were to acquire Wilson in a trade this offseason, he likely won’t play this upcoming season as long as Stafford stays healthy. But that might be a good thing for the 24-year-old Wilson as he’ll get to sit back and focus on being a better quarterback.

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