John Wolford made his third start of the season on Thursday night when the Rams hosted the Raiders. He did so despite being listed as questionable to play with a neck injury.
However, it was one of the shortest starts you’ll ever see for a quarterback who didn’t suffer a reported injury. On the opening drive, Wolford handed the ball off twice to Cam Akers, then again to Tutu Atwell. The Rams punted, going three-and-out on the opening series.
The next time the offense came out, Wolford was standing on the sideline and Baker Mayfield was at quarterback. It’s not surprising that Sean McVay wanted to play his shiny new quarterback, but the way he handled the “rotation” was bizarre and had everyone on Twitter confused.
Was it perhaps because Wolford has incentives built into his contract for the number of starts he makes? Highly unlikely considering he’s playing on a one-year, exclusive rights free agent tender.