Jared Goff Could Start Next Week

We heard just last week that Rams rookie signal-caller Jared Goff was unlikely to start a game in the near future, or at least until the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Head coach Jeff Fisher implied that Goff was simply not ready to be thrust into game action, and as poorly as incumbent starter Case Keenum has played, it seemed as if his job would be safe for a few more weeks.

Jared Goff

Today, however, ESPN’s Adam Schefter passes along a rather different report. Per Schefter, if Keenum struggles this week against the Jets, Los Angeles could give Goff the nod as early as next week’s matchup with the Dolphins. The Rams are hosting Miami next week, and LA wants to give Goff his first start at home in front of a friendly and supportive crowd. The decision has not been set in stone, and Keenum can apparently hang on to the starting job if he performs well against the Jets.

The odds of that, however, seem slim. In his second season with the Rams, who sit at 3-5 as losers of four straight, Keenum has completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 2,004 yards, with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions in eight games. He ranks last in the league in Total QBR (39.6) among qualified starters.

Those struggles have understandably led to calls for Goff, this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, to get his shot. Several weeks ago, reports indicated that Goff had made progress in terms of learning the offense, and now he may get a chance to show what he has learned on a national stage.

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5 comments on “Jared Goff Could Start Next Week

  1. Louisiana Farmhand

    Wooo wee the savior of the city of LA is a comin to PLAY! Too bad he ain’t no country boy! County boys throw the best balls best QB. Touchdowns country y’all.

    • Louisiana Farmhand

      Watch y’all words I just liking some football like you do. What you think you are, a city slicker? One of those people who don’t know how to use tools? Y’all can’t do work.

      • Smartz1

        Yes, I am a city slicker. I get work done. I just under pay uneducated country bumpkins like you to do the manual labor I don’t want to waste my time on.


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