The Rams made their first free agency move of the 2017 off-season today. They have signed former Utah Utes signal-caller Travis Wilson according to the Utah Football twitter page.
Wilson is a former four-year starter for the Utes who threw for over 7,000 yards, 54 touchdowns and 37 interceptions. Wilson was what one would call a dual threat QB as he tacked on just over 1,200 yards on the ground and 21 touchdowns to add to it. He even caught one pass for 22 yards and now apparently that is what he is going to try doing at the next level.
After falling undrafted in 2016, Wilson tried to stick onto an NFL roster. He only received one tryout for the Cincinnati Bengals, and it didn’t go all that well. Ever since Wilson has gone over to play football in Australia and now apparently he has been working quite awhile on the transition to tight end.
It remains unclear how the Rams found Wilson, but only time will tell if the coaching duo of Sean McVay and Shane Waldron can turn him into a productive player. Worst case scenario. . .expect this guy to end up on the Rams practice squad if things don’t exactly take off, but with that size and running a decent 40-yard dash of 4.83 at his pro day. There is enough there to understand why the Rams or any NFL team would be interested in bringing him to camp.