Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Rams are tempering their expectations for No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff in his pro debut today.
According to La Canfora, Goff hasn’t seen a significant uptick in recent practice time and had no advanced notice that the team was making a quarterback change.
“He didn’t know it was coming,” a team source tells La Canfora.
La Canfora says that the team went with Goff because HC Jeff Fisher believes the time has come for them to expedite Goff’s development. However, the Rams’ level of expectations for Goff is reportedly close to the situation involving the Browns and rookie QB Cody Kessler.
The Rams just want to see Goff avoid major and repeated mistakes while managing the game and possibly make a few big plays.
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.