Los Angeles Rams fans will have a rare opportunity to see “what might have been” when the Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz come to town this season.
When the Los Angeles Rams moved up to the top spot in the 2016 NFL Draft, the news sent shock waves throughout LA. The Rams were back in town, and the opportunity to draft first, especially a quarterback, seemed fitting in Tinsel Town.
Goff or Wentz.
As I said in a previous piece, I believe Wentz was the better quarterback. He played in a pro-style offense, played under center, called plays in a huddle, and helped lead North Dakota State to two National Championships.
Meanwhile, Goff played at the University of California for Sonny Dykes, and never, EVER worked under center or spent much time in a huddle. It was the “Bear Raid” offense. And not one bit of it transferred to his soon to be rookie season in Los Angeles.
Seven games into his professional career, Goff is still looking for his first NFL win, while Wentz has had a few. As a starter for all 16 games in Philadelphia last season, he has a won/loss record of 7-9.
While a date and time have yet to be announced for the Eagles and Rams in Los Angeles this season, it’s a curious matchup of “what if.”
And that’s intriguing.
Would Fisher still be coaching the Rams? If Goff had ended up in Philadelphia, is his career off to a different start than the one he experienced year one in LA?
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Given the state of the offensive line, it’s hard to imagine what kind of season Wentz would have had if he is the Rams quarterback in 2016, or if he would have been able to help the team to a record better than 4-12.
Nonetheless, when the schedule finally comes out with dates and times for the 2017 NFL season, the Eagles and the Rams will be “must see TV” for those of us who wonder what might have been.
I imagine the same can be said for both quarterbacks.