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Fantasy football impact of Rams signing UDFA QB Josh Love

The Rams signed UDFA QB Josh Love. Will he be able to make the roster and have fantasy value in his career?

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San Jose State Spartans quarterback Josh Love calls a play during the game between the San Jose Spartans and the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, California. Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rams signed undrafted free agent QB Josh Love who played for San Jose State. Los Angeles continues to look for a backup quarterback, so there is some possibility of him making the roster with a strong training camp. At San Jose State he improved each season, finishing his career in 2019 with a 61 percent completion rate for 3,923 yard (8.7 ypa) for 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Scouting Report

Love was a walk on and didn’t become the full time starter until last season, which isn’t what you want to see at a small school. But, he showed good ability inside the pocket when under pressure. He keeps his eyes downfield and makes good decisions despite pressure, which is half the battle of becoming a good quarterback. His real trouble comes from his athleticism, as he’s not going to run away from defenders or thread the needle with a missile-like throw.

What I love about him is his fearlessness in the pocket. He converted pressure to sacks at the lowest rate in the country last season (9.0%) while also earning a 68.6 passing grade while under pressure (ninth best in the country). — Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus

Fantasy football impact

Love has the capacity to play in the NFL due to his instincts in the pocket but he likely doesn’t have the arm to beat out other NFL caliber quarterbacks. If he can stick in the league and develop his physicality while learning how to compete in the NFL, he could land as a backup and spot start when needed, but that is likely his upside.