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Case Keenum | Quarterback | #17

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: Houston
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Case Keenum has been benched.
A gunslinger stuck in Kellen Moore's body, Keenum did the best he could with limited talent around him on offense, but the wheels predictably fell off after a decent start. Like a poor man's Brian Hoyer, Keenum has never had success beyond an initial 2-3 games. The problem for the Rams is that Jared Goff may be even less ready to lead them to victory, but it was time for the forever 7-9 Fightin' Fishers to stop messing around. They made their Goff bed. It's time to lay in it. Nov 15 - 1:19 PM

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Rams coach Jeff Fisher said the team is sticking with Case Keenum for Week 11 against the Dolphins.

Fisher actually said Jared Goff remains the No. 2 quarterback, but the implication is the same. Considering the Rams have failed to score a touchdown three times this season and have been held to 10 points or fewer in their last three games, it is unclear how much worse Keenum will need to play for Goff to get his chance. We might find out this week against Miami.
Nov 15 - 9:13 AM

Case Keenum completed 17-of-30 passes for 165 yards and rushed five times for 11 yards in the Rams' Week 10 win over the Jets.

109 of Keenum's yards went to Kenny Britt, while no other Rams pass catcher reached 20 yards. Keenum has been a liability this season, but the Rams insist No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff isn't ready to take over. Keenum will be a low-end two-quarterback-league play when Los Angeles hosts Miami in Week 11.
Nov 13 - 4:17 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed on Monday that Case Keenum will start Week 10 against the Jets.

As expected. Fisher sang the same tune after Sunday's home loss to the Panthers when Keenum fired off 46 passes and the offense only mustered 10 points. The Rams will now travel cross-country for a 1 PM ET kickoff. Though it's a favorable matchup for Keenum, he's not a recommended streamer after failing miserably in a plus spot vs. Carolina. Rookie Jared Goff isn't ready.
Nov 7 - 8:07 PM

ESPN Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez said coach Jeff Fisher "sounded like a man who is not ready to make a change at quarterback" after Los Angeles' Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

"I would submit that Case [Keenum] was not the reason we lost this game today," Fisher said. "We just didn't make plays in all three phases. We'll circle the wagons with the coaches and look at the tape, but I'm pleased with the way Case has fought." Fisher is singing a bit of a different tune than he has in weeks past regarding Keenum, leaving the door cracked for a possible switch to No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Fisher wasn't prepared to do so until the Rams were "eliminated from playoff contention." At 3-5 following four-straight losses, the Rams will be out of the playoff picture soon enough. With Keenum at quarterback, they're arguably the worst team in the league and have shown no signs of progress in the 4.5 years Fisher has been on the job.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 6 - 11:07 PM

Case Keenum completed 27-of-46 throws for 296 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Rams' 13-10, Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

Dinking, dunking and missing throws all afternoon, Keenum was serenaded by "we want Goff!" chants from the Coliseum faithful. Some attendees went as far as to clamor for Tim Tebow. Keenum was, as usual, victimized by drops, but continued to make his own bad luck. His interception was thrown directly to Thomas Davis. His touchdown was tossed in the dying moments of the game, and came on a fourth down where any coach with a brain would have been kicking a field goal. The Rams were lucky to even still have the ball, as Keenum inexplicably checked down on a previous fourth down. The Rams have insisted No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff isn't even close to ready, so Keenum should make another start against the Jets in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 7:15 PM

Jeff Fisher reiterated he will stick with Case Keenum as the starting quarterback through the bye week.

"I’ve not changed my mindset whatsoever with respect to Case and Jared [Goff]," Fisher said. "Jared’s going to be our starter, but we’re just going to continue with Case." Fisher does plan to give Goff some reps with the first-team offense over the bye week, but he is sticking with Keenum, for now. Goff should find himself under center sometime in the next month.
Source: TheRams.com
Oct 25 - 8:44 AM

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he is "staying with Case" Keenum.

Keenum threw four interceptions in the loss in London, but Fisher put a lot of the blame on the receivers. "He had a couple of tips and things like that today, not necessarily his fault," Fisher said, "and then Brian [Quick] didn't get the audible adjustment at the end." Keenum's pick-six went straight through Tavon Austin's hands, and he likely would have had a long touchdown if Kenny Britt had not slowed down in the middle of his route. Still, Keenum was not good either, and the Rams have a No. 1 overall pick collecting dust on the bench.
Source: ESPN
Oct 24 - 10:03 AM

Case Keenum completed 32-of-53 passes for 291 yards, a touchdown, and four interceptions in the Rams' Week 7 loss to the Giants in London.

Keenum started the game strong, completing nine of his first 10 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown strike to Tavon Austin. The wheels fell off after the first quarter, however. He was intercepted four times in the final three quarters including a pick-six which got the Giants back into the game and three times on the final three drives. He also missed Kenny Britt on what should have been a long touchdown, and he walked into a couple sacks. To be fair to Keenum, the pick-six bounced right off Austin’s helmet, Britt slowed down on the deep miss, and his receivers dropped several passes. Keenum did put together what look like a game-tying drive, but a miscommunication with Brian Quick led to his fourth and final pick. Despite the poor performance, the Rams have shown no signs of handing the reins to rookie Jared Goff, and Jeff Fisher said after they game they are "staying with Case." Keenum should emerge from the bye as the starter.
Oct 23 - 12:36 PM

Case Keenum completed 27-of-32 passes for 321 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the Lions, adding seven yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Keenum shredded the Lions most of the game, missing just two passes in the first half and going a perfect 18-for-18 in the third quarter. He threw a couple beautiful passes on corner routes -- one to Kenny Britt for a big gain and one Lance Kendricks for a touchdown -- and he found Brian Quick for a couple chunk gains as well. Unfortunately, Keenum faltered when it mattered the most. After the Lions tied the game with a long drive, Keenum has a pass batted at the line and another fall incomplete to give the ball back to Detroit after just three plays. After the Lions took the lead with a field goal, Keenum tossed a bad interception to end the game. Overall it was an impressive day from the much-maligned quarterback, but he failed to deliver when it mattered most. Keenum will try to keep the good play going next week in London against the Giants.
Oct 16 - 4:17 PM

Case Keenum completed 21-of-31 passes for 271 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions and was sacked four times for a loss of 28 yards Sunday in the Rams' Week 5 loss to the Bills.

Keenum was effective for large stretches but couldn’t deliver with the game on the line. His third-quarter pick-six put Buffalo ahead 23-16. Keenum tried to connect with Tavon Austin but his careless pass was intercepted by Nickell-Robey Coleman, who took it all the way back for a 41-yard touchdown. Backed up on his own 16-yard-line Keenum was picked again in the fourth quarter, throwing up a wild desperation pass that was again intercepted by Robey-Coleman. That was the final nail in the Rams’ coffin. Keenum often extended plays with his feet and showed good chemistry with top receiver Kenny Britt but this time his mistakes were too much to overcome. Keenum will look to rebound against the Lions in Week 6.
Oct 9 - 9:09 PM

Case Keenum completed 18-of-30 passes for 266 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and ran three times for 14 yards with one lost fumble Sunday in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

You have to hand it to him. Keenum will never be a top-tier quarterback, but he’s won three straight and out-played Carson Palmer for large stretches on Sunday. This was the most confident Keenum has looked all year. He extended plays with his feet and avoided mistakes (aside from a third-quarter fumble) while gashing Arizona’s secondary for nearly 300 yards including 159 before halftime. He showed especially strong chemistry with Kenny Britt, connecting on all four of his throws to Britt for 82 yards. Keenum had two huge plays wiped out by penalties (both by Greg Robinson, of course) and completed two-of-three passes on the Rams’ game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Keenum will try to lead the Rams to another victory Sunday against Buffalo.
Oct 2 - 9:08 PM

Case Keenum completed 14-of-26 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Rams' 37-32, Week 3 win over the Bucs.

Keenum finally found the end zone, though he did it for both teams. His interception was a horrifying pass housed for an easy pick six by the Bucs' Kwon Alexander. Keenum had a mix up with Tavon Austin. Keenum's first score was a perfectly delivered strike to a wide-open Brian Quick. The second, a short pass to Austin, who abused S Chris Conte in 1-on-1 coverage. Keenum saved his job for another week, but Jared Goff is getting closer. Keenum will be a bottom-five QB2 against the Cardinals in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 8:38 PM

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Case Keenum will remain the starter this week.

"We need more production out of our offense, and all things point to the quarterback position," Fisher said. "But I’m expecting Case to continue to get better in this offense and we’re going to win games and score points." Considering the Rams have managed just nine points in two games and are averaging a league-worst four yards per play, Fisher has every reason to be confident in Keenum.
Source: LA Times
Sep 20 - 11:21 AM

Case Keenum completed 18-of-30 passes for 239 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in the Rams' 9-3, Week 2 win over the Seahawks.

Greg Zuerlein's three field goals and the Rams' defense was the difference. Keenum not turning the ball over was also big in the Rams' first home game in Los Angeles in 22 seasons. The Seahawks stacked the box all day to stop Todd Gurley (19-51 rushing line) and let Keenum have single-coverage, which he was able to beat a few times. Kenny Britt saw a team-high 10 targets to post a 6-94 line. Keenum and the 1-1 Rams travel to Tampa Bay in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 7:14 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Case Keenum
2Jared Goff
3Sean Mannion
RB1Todd Gurley
2Benny Cunningham
3Malcolm Brown
4Chase Reynolds
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Benny Cunningham
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Todd Gurley
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Tavon Austin
2Brian Quick
3Mike Thomas
WR21Kenny Britt
2Pharoh Cooper
3Bradley Marquez
WR31Brian Quick
TE1Lance Kendricks
2Tyler Higbee
3Temarrick Hemingway
LT1Greg Robinson
2Pace Murphy
LG1Rodger Saffold
C1Tim Barnes
2Demetrius Rhaney
RG1Cody Wichmann
2Andrew Donnal
RT1Rob Havenstein
K1Greg Zuerlein