Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum has been named the starting quarterback over rookie Jared Goff for the Rams’ first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on August 13.
Case Keenum will start the preseason opener next week against Dallas, said Fisher.— Joe Curley (@vcsjoecurley) August 6, 2016
Keenum joined the Rams in 2014 but couldn’t crack the top duo of Shaun Hill and Austin Davis. The Houston Texans plucked Keenum from the Rams’ practice squad. The Rams traded a draft pick to to the Texans to get Keenum back heading into the 2015 season. He took over for Nick Foles after nine games. In the Rams’ tenth game in Baltimore, Keenum suffered an obvious concussion but was left in to play. Keenum needed two weeks to recover to meet concussion protocols and would go on to start the final four games in which Keenum threw for 173 yards per game as the Rams went 3-1.
Goff was the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft following a trade between the Rams and the Tennessee Titans in which the Rams had to give up their two second-round picks and a third-round pick from this year’s draft as well as next year’s first-round pick and a conditional third-round pick.
The Rams will play the Cowboys at the Coliseum at 8pm ET.