Rams will start Carson Wentz vs. 49ers on Sunday

The Los Angeles Rams will give Matthew Stafford a week of rest before the playoffs begin. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Rams will start Carson Wentz at quarterback on Sunday against the 49ers.

It’s not a terribly surprising move given the circumstances with the Rams locked in as the No. 6 or 7 seed in the NFC playoffs. With a win, they will clinch the No. 6 seed, while a loss and a Packers win will drop Los Angeles to No. 7.

Wentz has not attempted a pass for the Rams this season after he was signed before their Week 11 game. His last action in the NFL was last year with the Commanders when he started seven games and threw 11 touchdown passes with nine interceptions.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire