Rams snag a high-end Matthew Stafford replacement in 2024 NFL Mock Draft

The Rams will face a difficult decision this offseason with veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. His contract ties Stafford to LA for at least another season, but that doesn’t mean he will be QB1. In today’s mock draft, J.J. McCarthy becomes “the guy”.
Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy runs the offense against Purdue during the second half of
Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy runs the offense against Purdue during the second half of / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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The Los Angeles Rams started the 2023 regular season with a respectable 3-3 record. Unfortunately, thanks to nagging injuries to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, in tandem with an extremely young roster, the team has fallen back to Earth. The current three-game skid is disheartening, but it does have one redeeming quality: Better positioning in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Rams Mock Draft: J.J. McCarthy Tabbed As Matthew Stafford Replacement

With Stafford seemingly on his last legs, the Rams will face a turning point of sorts in the offseason. The absurd amount of dead cap space committed to the veteran quarterback further clouds the future at the position. However, if LA finds itself picking inside the top 5-10, it must take advantage of the chance to secure a successor to Stafford.

In today’s mock draft, we will examine this possibility in great detail. Assuming a signal-caller is on the table, which one makes the most sense for Sean McVay’s crew? Barring a trade up the board, Caleb Williams and Drake Maye are likely out of reach. But lucky for the Rams, the 2024 quarterback class profiles as a deep class on paper.

Every ending presents the opportunity to build something better. Although this current incarnation of the Rams is nearing an end, the fan base will see their squad select on Day 1 for the first time since 2016. For those keeping track at home, that is the year Jared Goff went No. 1 overall. Now, let’s start our latest LA mock draft, this time at No. 6 overall…