When the Los Angeles Rams traded up to draft Jared Goff, the team felt like it was getting the franchise quarterback it had longed for. But going in to OTAs, it seems not everyone is excited for the Goff Era in L.A.
Quarterback Nick Foles skipped the start of Rams OTAs Tuesday, according to Jim Trotter of ESPN. Trotter also reported that the fifth-year QB has not participated in a team-run activity since Goff was selected first overall.
In the same offseason, Foles signed a contract extension worth $24.5 million over two years with almost $14 million guaranteed. The extension showed that the team was committed in seeing what the Arizona product could do when handed the reins.
But the 2015 season was not kind to Foles. In 11 games, Foles threw for just over 2,000 yards on 337 attempts. The former Eagle had 10 interceptions and only seven touchdowns. This is the same passer who tallied 27 touchdowns and an impressive two interceptions just two years before.
The poor performance led to a benching in favor of Case Keenum, who later suffered a concussion but finished the season as the starter.
Foles has definitely showed flashes of being a capable starter in the NFL, although most came in 2013 with the Eagles. While his future as a starter in L.A. is all but over, team's lacking a stable quarterback situation may be willing to take a chance on the signal caller.