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John Wolford

#3 QB,

Free Agent

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RANK: 63



RANK: 72


27 yrs


6'1'' / 200 lbs


Wake Forest

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Gets practice squad chance

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-30

Wolford signed to the Buccaneers practice squad Wednesday, reports.

Wolford was a distant third behind Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask in the quarterback hierarchy during training camp, so his release was not surprising. Neither is his addition to the team's practice squad as the de facto No. 3 option under center. The 27-year-old will now continue to learn the playbook at practice after spending his first three seasons in LA with the Rams.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
10 ARZ Outdoor 68° 8.8 25th -3.539.536242121166.779.9330469%0%19%58%14%28%
13 SEA Outdoor 47° 6.0 30th 6.541.526141780253.843.45290654%20%54%69%8%19%
14 LV Outdoor 58° 0.0 35th 6.044.5000000.039.600000%0%0%0%0%0%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Outdoor 5 45.556th1240.20.860.064.662%25%6180.0
Away Outdoor 1 0-2.1105th00.010.00.00%0%0-10.0
Away Retractable Dome 1 00.264th50.0050.056.350%0%-200.0

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2020 25 LA 1 1 13 56th38222310157.964.765606.361%38%17%55%13%29%
2021 26 LA 3 0 -2 85th4150125.002-10-225%0%14%100%0%0%
2022 27 LA 3 3 15 63rd62383901361.364.683205.163%13%35%63%11%24%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Slated to be released

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-28

Wolford is expected to be released by the Buccaneers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask competing for the starting job under center, Wolford was always expected to be the odd-man-out. However, given his familiarity with the playbook, he will be a strong candidate to land on the team's practice squad. The 27-year-old spent his first three seasons with the Rams.

Returns to field

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-22

Wolford (neck) was back at practice Tuesday, Jenna Laine of reports.

Wolford suffered the injury in Saturday's preseason victory over the Jets. Despite being carted off the field on a backboard and taken to a local hospital, the 27-year-old managed to avoid a serious injury, which is, of course, good news for the Wake Forest product.

Test results encouraging

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-20

Coach Todd Bowles said Sunday that Wolford (neck) is " feeling better" and that his medical tests "came out pretty [well]," Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

Wolford suffered a neck injury during Sunday's preseason contest against the Jets and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The Buccaneers announced shortly thereafter that Wolford has movement on all of his extremities, and per Bowles the team will now "just see how he recovers." Expect Tampa Bay to add a third-string option behind Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask in the near future.

Injures neck Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Wolford suffered a neck injury during Sunday's preseason contest at the Jets, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

After Kyle Trask handled quarterback duties for the Buccaneers for the entire first half, Wolford was the next QB to get the call instead of Baker Mayfield. While directing the offense in the third quarter, Wolford had his helmet driven into the ground on a sack, which left him down on the field for a spell. He was placed on a backboard and needed a cart to get off the field, but fortunately the team announced that he has movement on all of his extremities and will visit a local hospital for further evaluation.

Solid showing in preseason opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-13

Wolford completed 10 of 17 passes for 111 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions and rushed once for two yards in the Buccaneers' 27-17 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday night.

Wolford was the third quarterback into the contest after Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask played out the first installment of their intriguing preseason job battle, and it was the third-string signal-caller that actually posted the best numbers of the night. While plenty of attention is rightfully heaped on the Mayfield-Trask competition, it's worth noting Wolford isn't exactly the average No. 3 quarterback -- he has spring-league starting experience from his days in the Alliance of American Football and also has postseason NFL experience in addition to seven regular-season appearances with the Rams from 2020-22. Consequently, it wouldn't be entirely out of the question if Wolford finds his way onto the field at some point during the 2023 campaign, given Mayfield and Trask are far from locks to play effectively over an entire season.

Joins Tampa

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-09

Wolford signed with Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The former Ram gives the Buccaneers a third quarterback on the roster for spring practices, behind Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask. The 27-year-old Wolford started one game for the Rams in 2020 and three last year, but he hasn't shown much promise with only one TD pass and five interceptions on 104 pass attempts in the NFL.

Not tendered by L.A.

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-15

The Rams didn't extend Wolford a qualifying offer or contract tender as a restricted free agent Wednesday.

Wolford thus becomes an unrestricted free agent and hits the open market after appearing in three games for the Rams in 2022, completing 38 of 62 passes for 390 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions across 120 offensive snaps. He also rushed eight times for 32 yards and fumbled three times, losing only one. Wolford has been a viable fill-in option over the past three seasons when Matthew Stafford or Jared Goff has been injured, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rams bring Wolford back on a cheaper deal than his tender would have paid him.

Disappoints in two starts

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-13

Wolford completed 38 of 62 passes for 390 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions during the 2022 season, while adding eight rushing attempts for 32 yards.

Matthew Stafford (neck) going down for the season gave Wolford the chance to prove his worth as the Rams' primary backup quarterback. Wolford, who had just one start to his name coming into the season, started Week 10 and struggled, throwing for 212 yards, a touchdown and an interception while losing a fumble. He then missed the next two games with a neck injury and returned Week 13. The two weeks of rest did nothing to prevent another rough outing for the 27-year-old quarterback, as he threw for just 178 yards and a pair of interceptions, and Wolford would fail to throw another pass the remainder of the season after the Rams claimed Baker Mayfield off waivers shortly after that. The third-year signal-caller out of Wake Forest is a restricted free agent, but the Rams may choose to move on from the struggling Wolford and bring in veteran depth as insurance for Stafford.

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