The Nick Foles era is over in St. Louis. (There was one?)
Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced this afternoon that he is benching Foles. Case Keenum is the Rams’ new starting quarterback.
Fisher said he’s hoping that Keenum will provide an “offensive spark” for the team, which is reeling from back-to-back losses in which its offense failed to do much of anything.
Foles, who was acquired from Philadelphia in a trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Eagles, has completed 56.6 percent of his passes this season, with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. His 75.9 passer rating is the third-worst among starting quarterbacks, ahead of only Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck.
Keenum has started 10 games in his NFL career, all for the Texans. He has a 55.2 percent career completion percentage, with 11 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a passer rating of 76.8. In other words, his career stats look a lot like Foles has looked in St. Louis. But Fisher thinks Keenum can give his team a spark.