For First Time in Nearly a Decade, NFL May Have No Rookie QB Starters in Week 1

August 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite getting reps with starters Saturday, it looks as though Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff has an uphill battle to climb in the quest to start Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.
"Case [Keenum] is still clearly ahead," Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday, per Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News. "Jared's getting better."
But if he doesn't get even better soon, Goff might be a backup Week 1.
Ditto for No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz, who is buried on the Philadelphia Eagles depth chart and is dealing with a hairline rib fracture. And same for this draft's only other first-round quarterback, Paxton Lynch, who entered the weekend in the third spot on the Denver Broncos depth chart.
Second-round pick Christian Hackenberg finds himself behind at least Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith on the New York Jets depth chart, and possibly even behind Bryce Petty. And barring an injury—or in some cases, a series of injuries—nobody else...

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