Stetson Bennett’s Whereabouts: Current Updates on Former Georgia Star Amid Leave of Absence from Rams

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Stetson Bennett IV, known for his impactful run as the former Georgia quarterback leading the Bulldogs to back-to-back national titles, transitioned to the NFL after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2023 NFL Draft. However, Bennett’s journey in the professional league has taken an unexpected turn, as he has remained notably absent from recent team activities.

Presently, Bennett finds himself listed on the Rams’ reserve/non-football illness list, prompting widespread speculation regarding the reasons for his absence. While concrete information regarding his situation remains elusive, Rams head coach Sean McVay hasn’t provided a definitive timeline for Bennett’s return. McVay’s statements have indicated that Bennett’s return to the team for the 2023 season seems improbable, although not entirely ruled out.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Bennett’s current status, McVay has maintained communication with the young quarterback and expressed encouragement about Bennett’s well-being. Although details remain guarded and McVay has chosen to keep certain aspects private, there have been glimpses of Bennett’s public appearances, notably at the Georgia-Ole Miss game in Athens where he received an enthusiastic reception from the crowd during a trophy presentation.

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Bennett’s NFL Draft journey was marked by varying opinions among analysts. Despite concerns regarding his age and height, Bennett’s impressive final season at Georgia, characterized by enhanced decision-making and a 4,000-plus passing yards performance, drew considerable attention. Ahead of his final collegiate season, Bennett had diligently worked on refining his skills, emphasizing improvements in pocket footwork, consistency in drops, and timing with wide receivers. His increased responsibility in altering calls and play adjustments showcased his growth and adaptability as a quarterback.

While Bennett’s immediate future with the Rams remains uncertain, his resilience and dedication to improvement were evident throughout his college career. The NFL awaits the next chapter in Stetson Bennett IV’s journey, with hopes of his eventual return to the gridiron.

 

Stetson Bennett college stats

Year Comp Att Pass Yds TD INT
2019 20 27 260 2 1
2020 86 155 1,179 8 6
2021 185 287 2,862 29 7
2022 310 454 4,127 27 7
Career 601 923 8,428 66 21