The Los Angeles Rams have yet to reveal who will be their starting five offensive linemen for Week 1, but Joe Noteboom is expected to be named a starter. With the Rams set to face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sean McVay revealed “there’s a good chance” that Noteboom draws the start at right guard over Tremayne Anchrum Jr., who was the presumed starter.
Sean McVay said "there's a good chance" of Joe Noteboom starting at RG on Sunday.
— Stu Jackson (@StuJRams) September 8, 2023
Noteboom began the 2022 campaign as the starting left tackle for the Rams after signing a multi-year deal. The former third-round pick suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 6 of last season, prompting him to be brought along slowly by the Rams in the offseason.
Amid Noteboom’s absence, Alaric Jackson got more reps at left tackle and has seemingly earned the starting job. And with Jackson’s emergence on the left side, the Rams began having Noteboom take snaps at right guard to compete with Anchrum.
The Rams also acquired Kevin Dotson in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the preseason concluded to bolster the interior of their offensive line. While the starting offensive line hasn’t been made public, it’s looking like Noteboom will line up at right guard with the rest of the starters.
Noteboom hasn’t made a start at guard since the 2019 season when he started six games at left guard.