The Los Angeles Rams put a bow on the 2023 season Wednesday as head coach Sean McVay spoke with the media, giving updates on player injuries and their quarterback situation heading into next season.
We know Matthew Stafford will be back under center for the Rams next season after a solid bounce-back season. However, we don’t know if rookie Stetson Bennett will be with the team in 2024.
The former University of Georgia standout was placed on the non-football injury/illness list in September after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. McVay provided an update on Bennett’s status at his end-of-season press conference.
Rams News: Stetson Bennett’s Playing Status For Next Season Unclear
“You know, I don’t know that. I think that’s a conversation for another time,” McVay said (h/t Gary Klein of Los Angeles Times). “I think he’s doing better but I wouldn’t be in a position to answer that accurately right now.”
It’s good to hear that Bennett is doing better, but it’s clear McVay and the Rams are concerned about him and can’t give a complete answer about next season.
The last time we heard McVay give an update on Bennett was in October when he said, “Certain things are a little bit bigger and more important,” according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Bennett played okay in the preseason, completing 58 percent of his passes for 347 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.
With there being uncertainty around Bennett, the Rams might have to consider re-signing Carson Wentz, who joined the team in November and started in Week 18 against the San Francisco 49ers (17/24 for 163 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT, 17 carries for 56 yards and a TD).
Wentz is an unrestricted free agent but would be a solid backup behind Stafford if the Rams needed him to make a spot start next season.
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