Los Angeles has a glut at quarterback, with the No. 1 overall draft pick joined by Keenum, Nick Foles and 2015 third-rounder Sean Mannion. It appears the team will trade or release Foles, and there don't seem to be any real plans for Mannion. After signing a first-round RFA tender (worth about $3.6 million), Keenum figures to compete with Goff for the starting job, though it may be a competition in name only. A three-year starter in college, the 21-year-old Goff figures to take the reins sooner rather than later. The prized rookie should have every chance to win the starting job before Week 1.
Keenum's deal will equate to about $3.6 million for this season, but with the Rams potentially drafting a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, it's unclear if Keenum's future remains in Los Angeles. With Nick Foles also on the Rams' roster after signing a two-year, $24.5 million deal last offseason, Keenum is a far more affordable trade option for potential suitors, though Los Angeles would probably rather get rid of Foles. Either way, it wouldn't surprise if one of the team's veteran signal-callers is dealt prior to training camp.
Keenum's vote of confidence from Snead comes after the Rams tendered him a first-round qualifying offer earlier this month, virtually ensuring he'll remain with the team this season. While Los Angeles will almost certainly add a quarterback through the draft, Keenum has now been tabbed by both Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher as the starter heading into the upcoming campaign, when the job will be his to lose.
Keenum was designated by coach Jeff Fisher as the Rams' starting quarterback heading into training camp, and by being extended a qualifying offer, Los Angeles can now match any offer Keenum receives from another team this offseason. Furthermore, even if Keenum signs elsewhere, the Rams would be granted that team's first-round pick in return. That makes Keenum a near certainty to be with the Rams this season, and although the team is widely expected to draft a quarterback as well, Los Angeles' starting job appears to be Keenum's to lose once camp rolls around.
Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Monday that Case Keenum enters the offseason as the St. Louis Rams ' starting quarterback, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
As a restricted free agent, Keenum is the only quarterback on the roster that will be subject to free agency in the coming months, with both Nick Foles and Sean Mannion signed through the end of the 2016 season, at the very least. Considering the preceding, Keenum will almost certainly return to the Rams, though a veteran addition or player selected in the NFL Draft could place his current status in question. In six outings in the recently-completed campaign, he was risk averse but far from explosive, completing 61 percent (76 of 125) of his passes for 828 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
|P3||8/27/16||@ DEN||9:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|1||9/12/16||@ SF||10:20 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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|12||11/27/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/15/16||@ SEA||8:25 pm|
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