Goff watched the first nine games of his rookie season on the sideline for the Rams (4-5), who have one of the NFL's least successful offenses.
Injuries and benchings are commonplace in sports, in fact, their guaranteed. Fisher, who alone held the decision about which quarterback to play, remained adamant for months that Goff wouldn't play until he showed he was ready. Keenum would be behind center until Goff had made the transition to the professional level. "Dak Prescott, and what he's done, he's earned the right to be our quarterback", Romo said in a prepared statement.
Keenum is scheduled to meet with reporters on Wednesday. "Honestly, I wasn't happy".
Scouts have commended Goff's pocket presence and arm strength on long pass plays downfield, and coaches have congratulated the California product on his progress with the team since tossing a pair of touchdowns and interceptions while losing three fumbles during the exhibition season. The Rams narrowly beat the Jets last Sunday, 9-6.
Despite the Rams poor play this year they are only two games out of first place in their division with four wins.
Behind a poor offensive line, Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley has struggled to get anything going, and Keenum has balanced nine touchdowns with 11 interceptions.
At 6-foot-4, Goff is several inches taller than Keenum, who is generously listed at 6-2.
Nevertheless, with Goff now fully indoctrinated into the offense after exclusively running a no-huddle spread attack during four seasons at Cal, team sources said there is hope he will energize the team and a home fan base that was hostile during the team's last game at the Coliseum - a 13-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
"We want to make sure that quarterback's uncomfortable back there", Suh said during an appearance on NFL Network.
Until Tuesday morning, when Rams head coach Jeff Fisher sat his quarterbacks down and made the move. No game film outside of pre-season is available to the Dolphins of Goff at the National Football League level. With that being said, I trust Coach (Jeff) Fisher. That's the way I viewed it. "It's my offense, and I took ownership of it".
"I saw a little bit of it, I'm sure it was pretty emotional for him", Keenum said of Romo's press conference on Tuesday.
The fans have been chanting for Goff, and now they will see exactly what their franchise invested so much to get.
Thus far, both Romo and Keenum have handled their demotions in a professional and classy way.
During his college career, Goff had played in a "spread offence" system, where he didn't call plays or have to survey the whole field before throwing, and looked out of his depth throughout the training camp and going into pre-season.
Nobody will feel sorry for Keenum on Sunday, after all, he was given ten weeks to lead this team to a winning record, and thus far, has failed to do so.