Midfielder Jared Gove will start Saturday with the Los Angeles Rams team against the Green Bay Packers.
The news actually comes after Rams coach Sean McVeigh announced on Thursday that QB John Wolford had been excluded from Saturday’s match.
Blake Bortles will be a backup for Goff on Saturday. McVay added that it was likely unseemly rookie Brace Perkins was active as the third QB.
Wolford suffered a thorn in the Super Wild Card Rams win over the Seattle Seahawks. He didn’t train all week. Although McVeigh wanted the decision to be pushed back until the match date, Woolford’s health made the matter moot.
Goff, who underwent surgery to fix a fractured thumb in his hand, will remain under the center. Early in the season, Gove missed their final season win over Arizona and did not start last weekend.
When Wolford fell early in the post-season match, Gove managed the attack and made no big mistake. As one would expect from QB who had three pins in his thumb, the ball jolted out of Juve’s hands several times. Complete 9 of 19 passes for 155 yards and TD. However, Juve sealed the win in a match he would have easily been inactive in last week.
Playing in Green Bay on Saturdays, Rams must lean on Cam Akers and the ground match. If Los Angeles is on a comeback early and Juve has to shake off the cold, it will be interesting to see how the thumb responds after another week away from surgery.
McVay can be adept at managing the game to keep the pressure off the center. Playing at Lampo Field in January against the best player in the league, Aaron Rodgers, with a still-tough QB, may be the young coach’s biggest test yet.