The Los Angeles Rams will reportedly sign ex-Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Devlin “Duck” Hodges. Hodges announced his excitement via Twitter:
— Devlin Hodges (@DevlinHodges10) January 24, 2021
Hodges does have some experience as an NFL starter while playing for the Steelers. In 2019, he went 3-3 as a starter and finished with 1,063 passing yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Head coach Sean McVay indicated at the end of the season he planned to have more competition at every position, including quarterback. Currently, the Rams have Jared Goff, John Wolford, Bryce Perkins and now Hodges on the roster.
While it’s doubtful that Hodges will compete for a starting role, options are nice to have. This isn’t just meant to push Goff, but Wolford and Perkins also. The more competition, the better considering injury possibilities and potentially a talent level too.
Hodges was an undrafted free agent out of Samford and had a successful collegiate career. He earned 14,584 passing yards, 111 touchdowns and 41 interceptions in four seasons. He was also a Walter Payton Award recipient as a senior, which is awarded to the best FCS offensive player.