The Los Angeles Rams bolster their quarterback lineup with the addition of veteran player Carson Wentz following Matthew Stafford’s thumb injury in Week 8. Wentz, who was the most notable free agent, will have a bye week in Week 10 to familiarize himself with the playbook and teammates.
Stafford’s thumb injury has raised concerns about the extent of his injury, with MRI results revealing a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and uncertainty surrounding his availability for the upcoming games. Backup quarterback Brett Rypien has struggled, and there are questions about his capability to lead the team effectively.
The Rams signed Wentz as a precaution, given Stafford’s history of injuries. Wentz, who previously played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Indianapolis Colts, joins the Rams with the opportunity for redemption after a series of trades and injuries.
The Rams, currently on a three-game losing streak, are struggling in the NFC West and are looking to turn things around. With star player Cooper Kupp returning from an injury and running back Kyren Williams set to return in Week 12, the team is hopeful about their upcoming games.
Despite being a long shot at +20000 odds, the Rams are determined to make a comeback and prove themselves in their upcoming games against tough opponents like the Seattle Seahawks and the Cleveland Browns.
The addition of Wentz to the Rams’ lineup provides a glimmer of hope for the team as they navigate a challenging season and look to defy the odds in their pursuit of success.