After suffering a broken thumb against the Seahawks in Week 16, Rams quarterback Jared Goff underwent surgery, sidelining him for L.A.’s Week 17 win-and-in game against the Cardinals.
It went as well as possible for the Rams, with backup quarterback John Wolford leading Los Angeles to a win and an NFC wild card spot. However, while Wolford was able to help the Rams into the playoffs, L.A. is not yet out of the woods.
On Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that while Goff made good progress over the weekend, throwing the football just a few days after surgery, and has not yet been ruled out, he will face a challenge to be ready to play in Seattle on Saturday.
On the #Rams & QB Jared Goff: While no one has ruled Goff out for Saturday vs. the #Seahawks, it’s expected to be challenging for him to play. He was able to throw Sunday, which is good. But 12 days after thumb surgery, in the cold, it'll be difficult. Could be more John Wolford.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 4, 2021
All eyes will be on Goff over the course of the week, as his participation in Rams practice will have a strong indication one way or another. Should he be unable to play against the Seahawks, Wolford will get another start for Los Angeles.
In Week 17, the first start of Wolford’s career, the former AAF star threw for 231 yards on 22-of-38 passing, with zero touchdowns and one interception. In his second start, he could find himself in Seattle, in a playoff game.