Rams to meet with both Jared Goff and Carson Wentz

AP

The Rams are continuing to signal publicly that they remain undecided about who will become the franchise quarterback in Los Angeles.

Days after trading up to the first overall pick in next week’s draft, the Rams have scheduled meetings with both Cal quarterback Jared Goff and North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team is currently leaning toward Goff but wants time to consider both quarterbacks. Other reports have indicated that the Rams are leaning toward Wentz.

Some think the Rams knew who they were going to take before they made the trade with the Titans but are just choosing to keep things close to the vest. Even if that’s the case, however, it doesn’t hurt to take a meeting with both quarterbacks and learn a little more about the player they’re not going to take.

With the draft now just 11 days away, the suspense won’t last much longer. We’ll see how long the Rams can manage to keep a lid on the identity of their pick.

37 responses to “Rams to meet with both Jared Goff and Carson Wentz

  1. This would be news if Fisher had any clue about what he is doing.. It’s been obvious he doesn’t…

  2. This is silly. The Rams are intentionally wasting one of these young men’s time because Goodell thinks we need more drama so he can secure higher television ratings and more revenue. Nobody in their right mind would trade away their entire draft for one pick and not be certain who they would select. Be professional, say who you are drafting, and let everyone go about their business.

  3. Meet with them both at the same time. Break a pool stick in half and make them fight each other for who gets picked 1st, instead of falling to the career killing Browns.

  4. Ever since watching the Titans Sundays out of being mandatory living in Tennessee since 11 yrs old, I didn’t see what the fuss was about Jeff Fisher as the most solid thing he could boast about was always a solid front 4 rotation. I dont hate on him but it feels like the Rams made this trade out of different and maybe not rationally sound judgment if they don’t really already know which guy they’re rolling with. We’ll see, it will be cool to see LA in the night for games when they have their own stadium

  5. I was going to say how much Jeff Fisher looks like a younger Jim Irsay in this photo.

    Then I realized that Jim Irsay is actually two years younger than Jeff Fisher. Ouch.

  6. This entire trade reeks of desperation…….I give Fisher credit for staying employed as a head coach.

  7. Fans in St Louis are still the big losers here.
    It will be nice seeing the Rams back where they belong but the City already proved they won’t sustain a team, (Both Rams And Raiders).
    Now a fan base that helped build the League is without a team.. Just shows what is important to ol’ Rodg.

  8. I’m guessing that Fisher has enough respect for the opinions of the GM and the scouts that he’ll stay out of the player evaluations. He probably just wants to get acquainted with the players. It would be nice though if Fisher could get his hands on an elite QB. It’s hard to justify his endurance as a head coach, but we all know that it’s tough to win without a great QB.

  9. How do you throw your future away and trade up to the #1 spot to select a 2nd round worthy QB… and you don’t even know with 100% certainty which one you even want?

    What a desperate PR move for a team. This is pathetic.

  10. If I am the Rams, I see no reason to do anything before the night of the draft. IMO, they already know with a 90% certainty who they are going to take. If this were a choice between backup free agent quarterbacks to determine who you were going to sign to be a caretaker starter for one year, 90% is probably good enough. However, the right choice for this franchise could put them on a winning path for 15 years and the wrong one could set them back at least 5 and cost a lot of people their jobs.

    What’s the rush?

  11. .
    @tonebones

    Jeff Fisher has final say over the roster. The reason that the Rams don’t have a QB is that Jeff Fisher chose to draft linebackers and cornerbacks instead.
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  12. It would be nice though if Fisher could get his hands on an elite QB. It’s hard to justify his endurance as a head coach, but we all know that it’s tough to win without a great QB.

    Plenty of coaches have won without an ELITE QB. Think Trent Dilfer who even admits he wasn’t elite. At the very least plenty of coaches have gone to the playoffs and not quite made the Super Bowl with really crappy QBs.

    When they do a 30 for 30 for Fisher they’ll have to name it 8 for 8.

  13. My goodness . . . has anyone in recent history blown as many draft picks as Jeff Fisher ? I understand that Jimmy Johnson captured lightning in a bottle in the early nineties, when he made the Herschel Walker trade, and that we can’t expect everyone who makes a trade like that to go to the Super Bowl, but it’s been four years, and the Rams haven’t even made the playoffs.
    Fisher must have some serious dirt on Kroenke, to be able to last this long without getting canned.

  14. This is silly. The Rams are intentionally wasting one of these young men’s time because Goodell thinks we need more drama so he can secure higher television ratings and more revenue. Nobody in their right mind would trade away their entire draft for one pick and not be certain who they would select. Be professional, say who you are drafting, and let everyone go about their business.

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    Actually its not silly, it is common among NFL teams to bring in players that they have no intention of drafting. This helps down the line in case the player becomes a free agent or when said team plays against the player in the future.

    There have been reports that a team will meet with a player and tell him ” we have no chance on drafting you but when you become a free agent we will be calling

  15. I like Fisher’s picture there- It looks like Marvel’s Dr. Strange has had a few biscuits too many.

    Or he looks like Kenny Powers.

  16. Gotta admire Fisher.

    He will do whatever it takes– including giving up a bounty to move up to the top pick– in order to ensure another 7-9 season.

  17. Fisher needs to learn all he can about them both and do all he can to pick the right one or hand the next team the better pick like the bucs did…. That’s a mistake that sticks with a team for years!

  18. I don’t understand the secrecy.

    First of all you pick #1 and could sign the player you want today. Second of all you should display confidence in this pick if you’re going to give up all those draft picks.

  19. 6ball says:
    Apr 17, 2016 11:57 AM

    My point is that Fisher may well have final say, but I’m hoping he thinks his full time scouts can scout better than he can. Having coaches pick the players on draft day is equivalent to allowing scouts to call plays on super bowl Sunday. The Rams have no chance if the coaches are better scouts than their scouts. Fisher has been around long enough that I think he knows that.

  20. In the end, does it really matter? Rams don’t have the offensive supporting cast for most young qbs to succeed and either qb is considered a reach that high. Fisher has proven hes a mediocre coach at best, so I have no reason to believe he’ll be able to develop either qb. This is more about trying to pull in the LA fan base than anything.

  21. cbalboavt says:
    Apr 17, 2016 8:03 PM

    Fisher is the same coach Bill Belichick was before Tom Brady came along. Both were regarded as great defensive coaches. Get a HOF QB and become a genius.

  22. I am tired of the negative Rams posts. If the Rams wake up and have breakfast, people will find reasons to complain about them. I hope the Rams go 14-2 and make all the haters eat their words. Go Rams!

    The Rams will find the next Kurt Warner with the first pick in the draft.

  23. I really respect STL as part of Ram’s history. STL was good to them. They won a Super Bowl there. The Rams had the “Greatest Show On Turf” led by Kurt Warner. Hopefully they put a section in the new stadium honoring the Rams time period in STL.

    However, STL fans need to move on with their lives. The Blues have a chance to go to the Stanley Cup. The Cardinals are a great baseball team. In addition, STL fans should push for the city officials and the NFL to give them an expansion team. The team can play in the dome until the new stadium. STL Stallions has a nice ring to it. How emotional is it going to be when the Rams come to STL to face the Stallions. That crowd will be in a frenzy.

  24. It wont matter who they pick. Not saying they are bad QBs but who they pick will not live up to the pressure they will be put under. The media and fans are going to expect them to be instant winners. Look at what they are starting with. They will be the first player taken in the draft. People see that as the best player in the draft . It is not. They are going to a very high profile media city. They will playing for a coach that does not exactly develop QBs. They will play behind a bad offensive line . They have no receivers to throw to. All things that will add up to a bad situation. The QB they don’t pick will probably have a better chance to succeed .

  25. mdintino1420…………..STL is moving on with life without the NFL. Doesn’t mean we will stop commenting on the Rams. You have no clue how inept of an organization you have with the Rams. STL is still pissed off about the way the King of California and the NFL treated us. Lies. The tanking. They lack of support they gave STL. Yes we love the Cardinals and the Blues. They have owners that actually care about the city and the fans and if you pay attention you can see the die hard support STL gives both teams. Sold out almost every game for both teams. The Rams would have the same if the owner had cared as much as the other two owners do.

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