Jared Goff will start when he’s ready to start. He’s still not ready to start, apparently.
“He’s number two and he’s a play away from playing,” coach Jeff Fisher told reporters on Monday regarding the first overall pick in the draft. “He’s ready, he’s preparing, and doing well.”
He’s ready to play if needed, but he’s not ready to start.
Fisher, in a roundabout way, confirmed the PFT report from Sunday night that Goff believes he’s ready to start.
“He’s pushing [to play],” Fisher said. “Yeah, he’s pushing. He’s anxious and confident.”
Goff is likely anxious in part due to the fact that the notion that he’s not ready is an adverse reflection on him. With plenty of other rookie quarterbacks ready to play and playing well, the fact that Goff isn’t playing surely is causing some to think he’s the problem.
The Rams host the Dolphins on Sunday. If starter Case Keenum struggles (i.e., if he plays like he has most of the year), the “we want Goff!” chants will surely return.