Rams coach Jeff Fisher changed course on his starting quarterback today, and he said it was a matter of thinking his team needed an experienced leader.
After confirming that he would make the change from Austin Davis back to veteran Shaun Hill, Fisher explained that he thought Hill’s experience would make him a better starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
“It’s never an easy decision when you make a change in the middle part of the season,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “But we looked at things Monday night in lengthy discussions with the offensive staff and just felt that the best thing to do at this point moving forward was to lean on the experienced quarterback.”
Hill began the regular season as the starter after Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason, but Hill didn’t make it through Week One and Davis has been the starter since. Davis has shown flashes of talent at times, and Fisher said as recently as a couple days ago that he was committed to Davis going forward. But Fisher apparently decided that Davis’s three-turnover fourth quarter against the Cardinals on Sunday showed that he’s not ready to be an NFL starter yet. And so the Rams turn back to Hill.