Rams head coach Sean McVay confirmed after the game Goff was not hurt but he wanted to run a play that he thought Bortles would execute better than Goff.
“We just had Blake come in. That was the play that we had designed for Blake. It wasn’t anything where Jared – you know, he was good. He was OK. That was a play that we were going to get Blake involved in and that was part of the game plan,” McVay said, according to Cameron DaSilva.
The play was a rush by Bortles that did not net in a gain. However, the fact the team is pulling Goff in order to spark the offense is somewhat concerning. Just two months ago, the Rams signed Goff to a four-year contract extension worth up to $134 million with $110 million in guarantees.
He hasn’t played well this season and didn’t play well on Sunday. Goff completed 22-of-41 passes for 243 yards and two interceptions. He did not throw a touchdown.
The Rams currently sit in third place of the NFC West at 5-4. They’ll play the Bears at home next Sunday night.