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QB Jared Goff Named LA Rams Starter


Los Angeles Rams QBs Case Keenum & Jared Goff
Los Angeles Rams QBs Case Keenum & Jared Goff
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Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Los Angeles Rams will start #1 overall 2016 NFL Draft pick QB Jared Goff this weekend at home against the Miami Dolphins instead of Case Keenum who has started all of the Rams’ nine games this season:

There’s fair question to ask both what Goff has improved upon since last week but also what Keenum did to lose the job especially given that the Rams won this weekend on the road.

Last Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport was reporting that the Rams would stick with Keenum as the starter with “no plans to make a quarterback change as long as the postseason remains a possibility.” The Rams, at 4-5, are in the thick of the playoff picture in 2016’s murky, mediocre NFC.

Sunday’s 9-6 win over the New York Jets was Keenum’s third game this season to avoid throwing an interception, his first since Week 4. Given how restrictive the gameplan was last week and Fisher’s vows not to change the offense to fit Goff’s particular skill set, it’s fair to wonder what if anything will change for the league’s worst scoring offense with Goff at the helm.

We’ll find out on Sunday when the Rams face the Dolphins at the Coliseum.