Stetson Bennett didn’t go undrafted after all. In fact, the former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback heard his name called early on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Bennett is a Los Angels Ram. The Rams drafted Bennett in the 4th round, likely to backup fellow former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford.
The Rams picked Bennett and then let his resume speak for itself, as they noted on Twitter. Bennett won back-to-back National Championships with the Georgia Bulldogs as well as back-to-back SEC titles.
.@StetsonIV's resumé speaks for itself.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 29, 2023
Bennett’s off-field drama had people guessing whether he would be picked at all. But he has found a home and it’s one he knows too well. Bennett and the Dawgs won their second consecutive championship at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Now, that will be where Bennett plays professional ball, barring anything catastrophic.
In January, police arrested Stetson on charges of public intoxication. Video of his arrest went viral later on. Bennett also didn’t perform at his Pro Day, which led many to question his decision-making. But evidently, that wasn’t enough for the Rams to pass on him. Especially considering that, according to Dianna Russini, the team felt it was important “to get a QB in that room who wouldn’t be a problem or cause issues.”
It was never a big secret that the Rams loved QB Stetson Bennett but they played this out really well. I was told how important it was to get a QB in that room who wouldn’t be a problem or cause issues.
— Dianna Russini 🏈 (@diannaESPN) April 29, 2023
The NFL world reacted to the Stetson Bennett news on Saturday.
Put back2back champ in front of his name 🤲🏾 https://t.co/gxwqRjOs0U
— Vic Damone Jr (@wholesomefoxx) April 29, 2023
Stetson is a Ram pic.twitter.com/XgFcCbHoBo
— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) April 29, 2023
Congrats @StetsonIV !! So excited for you to be a part of the @RamsNFL You meant so much to this program & I’m thankful for your time in Athens. What a story! You’re going to make a great man, great leader & great person. Dawg Nation loves you. GO DAWGS !!
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) April 29, 2023
Has a rookie QB ever been older than his NFL head coach? https://t.co/MaaX4Malk9
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 29, 2023