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LA Rams GM explains vision for former Georgia QB Stetson Bennett

LA Rams GM explains vision for former Georgia QB Stetson Bennett

Obviously, Bennett is not actually young as far as NFL quarterbacks go. He’s 25 and will turn 26 during the 2023 season. But Bennett could still serve as an NFL backup for 10-plus years if he stays healthy. And you never know … I would not be shocked to see him seize his opportunity when his time comes to fill in.

In addition to Bennett, Los Angeles recently signed Brett Rypien to a one-year deal. The addition of Rypien, who is just half a year older than Bennett, gave the Rams three quarterbacks on the roster. They added another passer, undrafted free agent Dresser Winn, after the draft.

If Stafford stays healthy, Bennett likely will not play any meaningful snaps in 2023. His Rookie of the Year odds, per FanDuel, are listed at plus-10,000.

Bennett began his career in 2017 as a walk-on at Georgia, where he redshirted his freshman season. Prior to the 2018 season, he transferred to Jones Community College. He came back in 2019 to finish what he started.

In 2020, Bennett started five games but was nowhere close to being the Bulldogs’ trusted guy at quarterback. Come 2021, Bennett won the starting job early in the season after an injury to JT Daniels. He guided his team to a national championship win over Alabama in the 2021 season to bring home Georgia’s first trophy since 1980.

Bennett opted to return to UGA in 2022 where he led the Bulldogs to a 15-0 record, which included both an SEC championship and a second consecutive national championship win. He finished fourth in Heisman voting. In 2022, Bennett threw for 4,127 yards, 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He rushed for an additional 10 touchdowns.

Bennett’s career stats are 601 of 923, 65.1%, 8,428 yards, 66 touchdowns, 21 interceptions, 530 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.

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