Are the Los Angeles Rams Ready to Move on from Jared Goff?
Jared Godd ranked as the 23rd best quarterback behind guys like Mitchell Trubisky, Daniel Jones, Kirk Cousins, Teddy Bridgewater, and Matt Ryan. He was behind so many guys and just had a terrible season overall. You can’t have that because this guy’s making way too much money for the team to running, especially a team that has such a great defense.
Other teams have experienced a similar scenario. The Chargers had such good defensive players and were so good on that side of the boat that they couldn’t have Philip Rivers holding them back, so they let him go. Take a look at the Colts this year when they had Jacoby Brissett. They have such a good defense and couldn’t have him holding them back any longer, so they figured they would be upgraded with Philip Rivers, who was better than Indy than he was in LA. So let’s give Rivers that, at least, he did enough. He wasn’t great, but he was good enough.
Goff right now is really holding that team back from what they could be. They got to the Super Bowl with Goff and Todd Gurley, and all those guys played great. Then they had to get rid of Gurley because his knees started giving up, had to lose some of the receivers, and start retooling there. When they began taking away some of the weapons that were making Goff better than he probably is, he came back down to not even the middle of the pack, but below it. So if you’re going to pay him all that money, he’s got to make it, and he isn’t making it; he’s just not worth that price tag. It’s not surprising that they’re deciding if they want to keep him or not.
It showed all you needed to see in that playoff game. Goff said he was back, he was working hard, and can’t wait to be there. He’s active for that playoff game and was your starter all year, and he doesn’t start the playoff game. That’s the beginning of the end, right there. It’s not like he was getting benched for some guy who has a lot of experience in the league, maybe has won a couple of playoff games, or is a really good backup. You’re talking about John Wolford from Wake Forest, who played for the first time in his life in the NFL a week before. That is very telling, the amount of confidence and belief the coach and organization have in Goff. But hey, the Rams aren’t alone here. There are probably 14 to 17 teams that could legitimately want to upgrade their quarterback situations this offseason.