Stetson Bennett, the Rams' quarterback, has been placed on the reserve/non-football sickness list.

Stetson Bennett, the Rams’ quarterback, has been placed on the reserve/non-football sickness list.

The Los Angeles Rams put backup quarterback Stetson Bennett on the reserve/non-football illness list on Wednesday, according to coach Sean McVay.

McVay would not go into detail about Bennett’s predicament, but he did say it had nothing to do with the right shoulder problem he was dealing with last week.

Bennett will be out for at least the next four games.

“Out of respect for him and the situation, I’m going to leave all the specifics and particulars in-house,” McVay said. “And I want to be able to do that out of respect for the situation, so I’m not going to have any follow-up information or anything in that regard.”

As he did in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks, Rams quarterback Brett Rypien will continue to back up Matthew Stafford. When asked how Bennett’s move to NFI would effect the Rams’ quarterback room, McVay said, “I think there are certain things that are a lot bigger than that.”

“The fortunate thing for us is that Brett Rypien has been in-house,” McVay said. “He’s a member of our practise squad.” He was the backup last week and will continue to remain such unless anything changes on that front.”

McVay said that he had the opportunity to meet with Bennett.

Bennett, who led Georgia to back-to-back national titles the previous two seasons, was drafted in the fourth round by the Rams after trading up. Bennett is the Rams’ first QB draught pick since taking Jared Goff first overall in 2016.

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