If you were watching the New York Giants’ win over the Los Angeles Rams in Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, you may have heard Eli Manning calling an audible that sounded like it referenced GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
It’s been a bizarre season for Goff, who opened up the year as the Rams’ third-string quarterback. It wasn’t too long ago that Fisher thought more highly of Sean Mannion than the player his team traded two first-round selections to acquire just a Martellus Bennett Jersey few months prior.
Though Goff is expected to get more practice reps in the coming weeks, Fisher’s commitment to Keenum appears unwavering. He said Sunday he’s more likely to make changes at wide receiver before he even considers swapping quarterbacks.
The trend of teams starting rookie quarterbacks has only accelerated this season. No. 2 pick Carson Wentz won the starting job in Matt Forte Jersey Philadelphia and is dueling with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who’s playing for the injured Tony Romo, atop the NFC East. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots have started rookie quarterbacks — Paxton Lynch and Jacoby Brissett — as well.
It’s likely that Goff isn’t ready for superstardom. Even Fisher wouldn’t be benching him if that were the case, unless he has an unflappable commitment to going 7-9 that can’t be broken at any cost. But it’s nonsensical to keep Goff sidelined while Keenum continues to literally throw the Rams’ season away into the hands of opposing defensive backs.
Maybe Goff would struggle as a starter. Maybe he would even be horrific. But he couldn’t possibly be worse than Keenum. The Rams have nothing to lose here, but they still haven’t pulled the trigger on what should be an obvious personnel change.
Note to @Rams front office: you now play in entertainment capital of the world. We know bad performances well. Make changes NOW.