Bucs sign ex-Rams QB Wolford to join Mayfield, Trask

By: Nitin Singh

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Wolford on Tuesday.

Wolford started four games for the Rams in 2022, throwing for 626 yards and one touchdown, and leading them to the playoffs.

The Rams released Wolford in March after trading for Jared Goff. Wolford briefly played with Baker Mayfield, who was also traded to the Rams from the Browns last season.

Mayfield is the frontrunner for the Buccaneers’ starting job, after signing a one-year deal with the team in April. He was the No. 1 overall pick in 2018 but had a disappointing tenure with the Browns.

The Buccaneers also drafted Kyle Trask in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Trask had a stellar senior season at Florida, throwing for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns.

The Buccaneers are looking for a replacement for Tom Brady, who retired after leading the team to two consecutive Super Bowl wins. Brady threw for 9,763 yards and 69 touchdowns in three seasons with the Buccaneers.

Wolford will have to compete with Mayfield and Trask for a spot on the team and a chance to play under head coach Todd Bowles. He will bring some experience and versatility to the quarterback room.

The signing of Wolford has generated some reactions on Twitter from fans and analysts. Some praised the move, while others criticized it or wished Wolford luck.