The Los Angeles Rams could finally trust rookie quarterback Jared Goff in Week 11 of the 2016 regular season and give him the starting QB job, according to the latest NFL rumors.
The Rams strangely have given the starting job to a struggling Case Keenum earlier in the season when Goff is seen as the franchise’s future long-term QB. Goff was the franchise’s first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft so fans and experts expected the Rams to give him the starting job this season early on.
The Rams are just 4-5 so far this season but have lost four of their last five games. With their season outlook for making the playoffs looking bleak, the coaching staff could have decided to give Goff the starter’s job so they can start developing him.
This is also a strange timing for the team since the Rams are coming off a win over the New York Jets, 9-6 in their last game. Keenum had 165 passing yards on 17-of-30 completions and had no touchdown or interception. He was sacked three times but L.A. still got the win over the Jets, one of the weakest teams in the league.
Goff will start in the Rams game versus the Miami Dolphins, one of the improved teams in the NFL trying to get to the playoffs. Chris Mortensen of ESPN is confirming the Rams news about Goff getting the starting job on Sunday. RealGM is also reporting the same thing, via Twitter:
Rams To Start Jared Goff In Week 11: https://t.co/Jyv33mOwU6
— RealGM Football (@RealGMFootball) November 15, 2016
Jared Goff played for Cal in college. In his final year, he had 4719 passing yards on 341-of-529 completions with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.