Jeff fisher confirmed the news today that Jared Goff will be inactive for Monday night’s opener in San Franciso. He also acknowledged that Johnny Hecker would be the emergency QB behind Sean Mannion.
Fisher told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche, “Jared’s had a great camp, so has Sean. Case is clearly our starter. I think Week 1 just to settle things down … it’s probably going to be, like I mentioned last week, it’s probably going to be three and inactive,” Fisher said. “That’s just how it goes. And then next week we’ll flip them. I just want him to feel and sense and absorb the pressures of Week 1. He’s going to be a great player. As we’ve said from Day One, we’re not rushing him. We don’t have to rush it. I’m really happy with where he is right now. It’s unfair to compare him to anybody else. I know Philly has got their situation, it’s a little different and trading Sam so Carson is going to start, but you know Jared is in a good place right now. He’s done some really good things, so I’m really pleased with his progress.”
We’ll keep an eye on this as we approach week 2, which is the Rams home opener. Would be a little weird to not see the number 1 pick at least on the field.