THOUSAND OAKS, California.
Although John Wolford has always believed that he can be an NFL quarterback, few had come to the same conclusion after observing his performance in his first three seasons with Wake Forest University.
So he started working at an investment firm over the summer and applied for a job in the finance industry, where he would work once he graduated. Later, Wolford had an outstanding campaign with the Demon Deacons. Still, he was not drafted.
He was three days away from starting his career at a banking company when the New York Jets offered him the opportunity to attend practice.
So he put off his plans to work on Wall Street and embarked on his professional sports career. Tomorrow he will have the control of the attack of the Los Angeles Rams (9-6), whom he will try to lead to the playoffs, no less than in his NFL debut.
You can only play (American) football at a certain stage, ” Wolford said. “I can go back to desk work later in my life. I said to myself: ‘I’m going to try a year in the NFL, I’m going to give everything I have.’ And everything has turned out. ”
Clearly, Wolford knows how to work with numbers and risk assessment. And he really feels the possibility of a 1.85-meter quarterback succeeding in these challenging circumstances.
You know the investment you have made in yourself, and you are determined that it will pay off.
The journey has been fun to get to this point, ”he commented. “There has been hard work, and I am confident in the time I have spent getting here, as well as in my abilities as a player.”
Wolford has been on the Rams’ roster for the past 31 games, but will receive a cross for the first time in an NFL campaign. This Sunday, the Rams host the Arizona Cardinals (8-7) at SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles (9-6) needs either a win of its own or a Chicago (8-7) loss to Green Bay (12-3) to advance to the postseason. But they will undertake their mission without Jared Goff, their starting quarterback for the past four and a half seasons.
Goff underwent surgery on his thumb on Monday. You will not be able to play for at least another week.
The Rams must trust Wolford against the Cards, who need a win to get their ticket.
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