The Rams have insisted they’re only going to play quarterback Jared Goff when he’s ready to play.
It appears they’re trying to get him ready to play.
According to Rams coach Jeff Fisher, the first overall pick in last year’s draft will get more work with the starters during the bye week.
“Jared’s going to get some reps, which is a by product of the bye week,” Fisher said. “I don’t feel like Case needs the reps Wednesday and early next week, so Jared will get those reps, which is good.
“Jared’s going to be our starter, but we’re just going to continue with Case.”
The eventual part of that statement is the key. Whether that means he unseats Case Keenum sooner or later remains to be seen, but there’s clearly an effort being made to accelerate Goff’s progression.
Keenum threw four interceptions in Sunday’s loss to the Giants, and has more picks than touchdowns on the season (eight of the good, 10 of the bad). And with extra time to prepare and a shaky secondary (Carolina) coming up, the time to play Goff might be getting closer.