Following the Los Angeles Rams’ Week 7 loss in London to the New York Giants to drop them to 3-4, Head Coach Jeff Fisher reiterated his support for starting QB Case Keenum to retain the position slot ahead of franchise rookie backup QB Jared Goff:
Fisher: we're staying with Case— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 23, 2016
Fisher: I'll make changes at receiver before I make a change at QB.— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 23, 2016
That’s NFL Media Reporter Gregg Rosenthal with the post-game quote from Fish.
It’s not surprising, really. Fisher had all the opportunity to move on from Keenum this offseason. He, and General Manager Les Snead, didn’t. Instead they voiced their support of him holding the starting job and tendered him at a first-round level to ensure that he would remain with the team as a restricted free agent.
There’s really no reason to make a change now. Bear in mind, Keenum outplayed Goff in the preseason. That Keenum played poorly today and this season in general should serve as a fair indicator that Goff wouldn’t fare well at all in this system this season with the same personnel around him.
No, instead, we’re just stuck here. We’re stuck with the guy the Rams traded for to begin last season as their backup QB starting. We’re stuck with their third-round pick from the 2015 NFL Draft stuck in HUMAN SOMEWHERE ON EARTH limbo. And we’re stuck with the #1 overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft remaining unfit for the job, a job that perhaps nobody is truly fit for.
Welcome to the inertia of Fisherball.