Stetson Bennett Breaks Silence on Lengthy Absence From Rams

The Los Angeles Rams quarterback addressed the media for the first time since his long absence.
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As the Los Angeles Rams continued their organized team activities on Tuesday, fans finally got a chance to hear from Stetson Bennett. Addressing the media for the first time since missing all of the 2023 season, the former Georgia star said he was happy to be back playing football.

Bennett was drafted in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft but was placed on the non-football illness list before he was able to play a single game for the Rams. As a full participant in the Rams OTAs, the 26-year-old took questions from the press on his absence for the first time.

Rams News: Stetson Bennett Addresses Media For the First Time

However, Bennett chose not to reveal much. Declining to go into the specifics of his situation, Bennett only said that it was related to mental health.

Rams general manager Les Snead provided a more detailed update earlier this week. Saying that Bennett was exhausted from the previous couple of years, Snead added that stepping away from the game was "very beneficial" for Bennett.

Bennett won back-to-back national championships with Georgia, going an impressive 15-0 in his final season and becoming a Heisman finalist.

We may never know what was ailing Bennett last year but we are glad to see him back on the field. Here is to hoping he can go back to being a productive football player without suffering any setbacks.

As of now, Bennett is projected to begin the season as QB3 behind Jimmy Garoppolo and Matthew Stafford. If he manages to stay healthy, however, there is no reason to think that he can't take over the QB2 role.

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