Goff to make NFL debut, start for Rams against Dolphins

The Associated Press

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Jared Goff is ready to show the Los Angeles Rams he was worth the wait.

Goff will make his NFL debut Sunday when the No. 1 pick faces the Miami Dolphins as the Rams’ starting quarterback.

“I think it’s time,” Goff said after practice Tuesday. “I’m ready to move forward and play. I’m just going to work hard and hopefully win.”

Goff watched the first nine games of his rookie season on the sideline for the Rams, who have scored an NFL-worst 15.4 points per game with one of the league’s least productive offenses.

Veteran Case Keenum has started every game, passing for 2,169 yards with 11 interceptions and nine touchdowns.

The Rams’ offense is 31st in the NFL with just 308.0 yards per game. Their passing game is ranked 25th with 225.4 yards per game.

Goff will debut in front of his home fans at the Coliseum, where Rams fans frustrated by a dismal offensive season chanted “We want Goff!” two weeks ago during a loss to Carolina.

“We’re expecting him to play well and win games for us, so it’s an exciting time for us,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.