Nick Foles benched, but 'eventually will be under center again'

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Although Rams coach Jeff Fisher has benched quarterback Nick Foles for Case Keenum, Fisher told reporters on Monday that Foles will be back. Not could be back. Will be back.

“I need more production and it starts with that position,” Fisher said. “As I told Case, he doesn’t have a short leash. We’re going to let him play. We’re going to use his legs and let him make some plays.”

But while the leash isn’t short, there’s apparently still a leash.

“Nick also understands that he eventually will be under center for us again,” Fisher said. “But this is my decision based on what I think is best for this team offensively is to go this direction.”

Like all decisions, this one is still subject to change.

Fantasy Impact: 

The Rams have some nice pieces with RB Todd Gurley and emerging WR Tavon Austin. But Foles has only gone over 200 yards once this season - that was Week 1 where he threw for 297 yards. He has just one TD pass in his last four games, that coming in Week 8, although his only INT in that span was this past week. But clearly, the offense in struggling and needs the threat of a passing game or teams will start to really key on Gurley.

Filed Under: 2015, W11

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