Many fans became upset with the production, or lack of production, from starting quarterback Jared Goff. While there are some who are calling for Los Angeles to trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson, the Rams just added another signal-caller to their roster. Unfortunately, the signing wasn’t for a big-name player.
On Sunday, former Steelers QB Delvin Hodges announced on Twitter that he had signed with the Rams.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2021
Hodges was signed by the Steelers in 2019 as an undrafted free agent out of Samford University. While it will only be his second year in the league, he was able to get some experience with Pittsburgh that very year. The 24-year old started six games for the team going 3-3 while throwing for 5 touchdown passes and 8 interceptions. He completed just 62.5% of his passes for 1,063 passing yards.
During his time at Samford, he threw for 14,584 yards, 111 touchdowns, and 41 interceptions. He capped off his time by winning the Walter Payton Award in 2018 for being the most outstanding offensive player.
Hodges joins fellow quarterbacks Goff, John Wolford, and Bryce Perkins who are all under contract next season. His arrival seems to be more for depth and competition rather than to replace Goff for the starting gig. Who knows, maybe his signing signals the beginning of potential future moves for McVay and Snead.