Despite a less than stellar rookie season from 2016 No. 1 pick Jared Goff, the Los Angeles Rams are not looking to Tony Romo as a quarterback for 2017.
Rams sources say no chance they test the waters on Tony Romo.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 3, 2017
This is in direct contrast with a previous report, which can be read here.
Romo going to the Rams would make little sense for either involved.
Los Angeles is more than just a quarterback away from being a contender. Given where he is in his career, it would make essentially no sense for Romo to go to a team so unlikely to win. Additionally, given Romo’s recent injury history, playing behind the Rams’ offensive line would be potentially dangerous.
On top of that, Los Angeles owes it to itself and Goff to give the former No. 1 pick another year. Sure, Goff was bad in 2016, especially when compared to far more developed rookies like Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz. But plenty of quarterbacks take a year or two to develop.
If Goff can’t show significant strides under new coach Sean McVay, then a quarterback change for 2018 is more sensible. But replacing Goff after less than a season’s worth of games would be a tremendous rush to judgement.