L.A. Rams head coach, Jeff Fisher, has announced that Jared Goff is not the Rams starting QB.
Goff, who was the number one overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is anticipated by experts to end the 2016-17 NFL season as the Rams starter, but as of now he is not on top of the depth chart.
Fisher announced on Thursday that Goff is behind Case Keenum, an undrafted four year veteran, for the starting job.
“Case is our starter right now,” stated Fisher. “Case needs the first team reps. To give Jared the opportunity — and Sean [Mannion] for that matter — to run with the first team, it’s easier to evaluate them. We’ll change things up. Once we get in there and we’ll make some decisions as to who plays when and how much in the preseason.”
Many have prognosticated that the irony of Keenum being undrafted and the Rams trading up to obtain Goff indicates that it is only a matter of time before Goff wins the job. He will have five weeks to do so once training camp starts.
“We’ll start [Goff] when he’s ready,” said Fisher. “I didn’t say that to imply that he was going to start the opener. I said, we have options. He can start anywhere from the opener to whenever, and we haven’t changed our philosophy on that. We’re going to coach him to be successful and we’re not going to put him in with a chance to fail — that’s the most important thing in developing a young quarterback.”