Schefter mentions that the Rams would ideally like to have Goff make his first NFL start at home, in front of a friendly crowd. Although, they’d still like to see how Keenum does this week before making anything official.
Keenum, 28, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Houston back in 2013. He spent two years with the Texans before he was claimed off of waivers by the Rams.
He later returned to the Texans before being traded to the Rams for a 2016 seventh-round pick. The Rams elected to use a first-round tender on Keenum several months ago will pay him $3.635 million for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Keenum has appeared in seven games and completed 61.5 percent of his passes for 2,004 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 quarterback out of 33 qualifying players.
Goff, 23, was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Rams after they gave up a huge package of picks to trade up from No. 15 overall. Goff signed a four-year contract worth $27,937,672 that included a signing bonus of $18,518,308.
The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.
During his three-year college career at California, Goff threw for 12,195 yards while completing 62.3 percent of his passes to go along with 96 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
We’ll have more regarding a quarterback change for the Rams as the news is available.