John Wolford

John Wolford

Quarterback #10
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 200 lb.
College:Wake Forest
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

John Wolford: Lines up for No. 2 role

Wolford is the current favorite for the Rams' No. 2 quarterback job, Jourdan Rodrigue and Rich Hammond of The Athletic report.

Analysis: The 24-year-old joined the Rams in April 2019 after the folding of the AAF, but he never made it to the active roster and signed a reserve/future contract after the season. Jared Goff remains the starter, but the only other quarterbacks currently on the roster are UDFAs Josh Love and Bryce Perkins after previous backup Blake Bortles hit free agency. Wolford has yet to make his NFL debut, but he should enter training camp as the team's No. 2 quarterback, barring a free-agent addition.

May 13, 2020 2:57 PM EST

John Wolford: Sticks with Rams

Wolford signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 24-year-old signed with the Rams in April after the folding of the AAF, but he was unable to make his way onto an active roster in 2019. Backup quarterback Blake Bortles is headed for free agency, so Wolford could stake his claim to the job over the offseason.

December 31, 2019 6:03 PM EST

John Wolford: Signing with Rams

Wolford signed a contract with the Rams on Wednesday.

Analysis: Wolford recently paced the now-defunct AAF with 14 and was one of two quarterbacks to average at least 7.9 yards per pass attempt -- third place averaged just 6.9. After cancelling his planned workout with the Vikings, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Wake Forest product now slots in as the fourth quarterback on the Rams roster behind Jared Goff, Blake Bortles and Brandon Allen.

April 10, 2019 2:26 PM EST

John Wolford: Will work out with Vikings

Wolford plans to work out with the Vikings on Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Wolford led the AAF with 11 touchdown passes before the league folded earlier this week. He also completed 60.1 percent of his throws for 7.3 yards per attempt, while also giving up six interceptions. The Wake Forest product went undrafted last year and spent just a few days with the Jets in training camp. He will now look to make an impression with the Vikings in an attempt to kick start an NFL career.

April 6, 2019 7:33 AM EST

John Wolford: Leads AAF with 11 TD passes

Wolford has tossed a league-high 11 touchdown passes through six weeks for the Arizona Hotshots in the Alliance of American Football, completing 60.1 percent of his throws for 7.3 yards per attempt while also conceding six interceptions.

Analysis: Wolford went undrafted out of Wake Forest last year and spent a few days with the Jets toward the end of the preseason. He's proven to be one of the better quarterbacks in the AAF, likely opening the door for another shot with an NFL team this summer. The 23-year-old had 29 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing scores his senior season at Wake Forest, but even with the dual-threat ability he'd probably max out as a No. 2/3 quarterback in the NFL.

March 18, 2019 6:59 AM EST

John Wolford: Shown door by Jets

The Jets cut Wolford from their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: He was swapped out with Davis Webb, who was cut by the Giants days earlier. Wolford will look for a practice squad role elsewhere.

September 4, 2018 4:47 PM EST

John Wolford: Staying with Jets

Wolford signed to the Jets' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The Jets decided to only retain two quarterbacks on their Week 1 roster, leaving Wolford as the odd man out. He'll now rejoin the team as a member of the practice squad where he'll continue to learn the offense and sharpen his skill set.

September 3, 2018 7:51 PM EST

John Wolford: Waived by Jets

The Jets Waived Wolford on Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Wolford had a chance at earning a spot on the Jets' 53-man roster after they traded Teddy Bridgewater to the Saints, but they opted to stick with just two quarterbacks on their depth chart. It seems likely that he will land on their practice squad in case either Sam Darnold or veteran backup Josh McCown get injured, but that is just speculation at this point. Still, he could also potentially be claimed off waivers by another.

August 31, 2018 7:35 PM EST

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