Case Keenum: “I want to be the leader that this teams needs me to be.”
The Los Angeles Rams held a player meeting Friday in Manhattan Beach where coach Jeff Fisher and fellow teammates addressed the media and players about the future and strategy in moving back to Los Angeles. After the meeting, the media was allowed to talk to multiple Rams players who should up and one player took charge in wanting to become the Rams team leader.
Quarterback Case Keenum was asked a couple of questions after the meeting, and told the media about his goals for the upcoming season. Keenum took charge of the Rams for the rest of the season after Nick Foles was benched. Keenum finished with a 3-2 recorded including an impressive win against the Seahawks in Seattle.
At one point Keenum was asked ” Do you feel like the rest of this roster looks at you no matter what Fisher and Snead said yes you are our starting quarterback, do they see you this way” His response was
"“I really don’t want to answer questions for other guys, but you know I want to be the leader this team needs me to be, and the leader I know how to be. It’s not just on the field on Sunday, it’s off the field, in meeting rooms, training room, weight room – all those things are very important to me” – Case Keenum"
Clearly Keenum has the passion to become the leader, but he also needs the skills and ability to lead the offense along with Todd Gurley. Keenum was also asked about his Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley.
"” Watching Todd Gurley this year, just week to week was pretty incredible. I definitely had a really good view of it handing him the ball, to know that guy is in the huddle is a great thing”. – Case Keenum"
The Los Angeles Rams must address the quarterback situation this off-season, but could Case Keenum win the starting spot and lead the Rams in Los Angeles? He wants to be the leader of this team, will be interesting to see if Fisher gives him a good chance of doing so.