By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff will make his National Football League debut on Sunday. The Rams face the Miami Dolphins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The quarterbacks were informed this morning. Head coach Jeff Fisher was hesitant to give Goff the starting role earlier this season. He would say that he wasn’t ready and that Case Keenum was the starter.
The Rams beat the New York Jets, 9-6, on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. They had previously lost their past three games. Keenum had a 165 yards in the game.
“Jared Goff is still our quarterback of the future,” Fisher said on Nov. 4 to Sports Illustrated’s MMQB. “He’s still our franchise quarterback, still in our long-term plans. It was a great trade.”
The Rams received the Titans No. 1 overall pick in April’s trade, along with their fourth-round pick and their sixth-round pick. In exchange, the Titans received the Rams 2016 first-round draft pick, two second-round draft picks, a third-round draft pick along with their 2017 first-round draft pick and third-round draft pick.
“The worse thing we can do to Jared is say, ‘Hey, here is when it’s going to happen,” Fisher added.
Yet, there have been five teams, who have used rookie quarterbacks this season. Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys fourth-round draft pick, has the Boys as the best team in the NFL with their 8-1 record.
Carson Wentz has also had success with the Philadelphia Eagles this season. The Eagles are 5-4 on the year.
Prescott has 2,339 yards and 14 touchdowns and a 106.2 QB Rating. Wentz has 2,121 yards and nine touchdowns along with an 87.6 QB Rating.
Prescott, along with fellow Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott is an MVP candidate.
“I get it, that’s the big concern right now,” Rams quarterback coach Chris Weinke said to MMQB. “Here’s the No. 1 pick, others guys have played, it’s human nature to question, why hasn’t this guy? The simplest answer is it’s a process. We’re not working on one particular thing. We’re really working on a number of variables. Could he be playing right now? Is he capable of playing in the National Football League right now? My answer would be yes. But if we’re being truly honest with ourselves, and we knew when we went through the process of drafting him, we knew it was going to take some time, and we were OK with that.”
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