Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff remains in concussion protocol, and Rams interim coach John Fassel told reporters Monday that the team may play Sean Mannion this week if Goff isn’t cleared.
Fassel told reporters that Goff was able to participate in a walkthrough Monday and said he hopes to make a decision by Thursday. He was clear that nothing has been decided yet.
Case Keenum, who started the season before being replaced by Goff, is a free agent at the end of the season. Though there’s much to be settled and decided with the Rams — starting with the next head coach — it’s hard to imagine Keenum returning, so the team giving Mannion some game experience makes sense.
Besides, if a potential Mannion start can’t sell tickets for Saturday’s Rams-49ers game then nothing can.
A third-round pick in 2015, Mannion was 6-of-7 passing for 31 yards in one appearance last season. He was the No. 2 quarterback the last time the Rams played the 49ers, in the season opener when Goff was inactive.