Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback Stetson Bennett is still absent from the team after being being placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Sept. 13.
Bennett, who was expected to be Los Angeles’ backup quarterback this year, missed a golden opportunity to earn playing time and valuable experience last week against the Dallas Cowboys. Rams’ starting quarterback Matthew Stafford went down with a thumb injury and did not return for much of the second half.
Stafford is considered day-to-day with a UCL thumb sprain.
Minimal details were shared on why the former Georgia Bulldog and 2023 fourth-round pick was no longer present with the team.
“There are certain things that I think are a little bit bigger and more important, and out of respect for the particulars and the specifics, (I) want to be able to keep it in-house,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said on Sept. 13.
McVay shared an update on Bennett’s status on Monday. It seems like a 2023 return is unlikely.
He’s doing well. I would say there’s really no updates in regard to him returning back with us. I’m not ready to say that he won’t be back with us at all this year, but it’s probably less likely than it is likely he would be.
Stafford, the Rams starting quarterback and a former Georgia Bulldog, shared his support for Bennett last month.
Got a lot of love for Stetson. Appreciate him as a teammate, and (quarterback) Brett (Rypien) and I will roll with it as we go on.
While we are in the dark why Bennett isn’t with the team, Dawg Nation hasn’t forgotten its two-time national champion signal-caller.