Los Angeles Rams fans breathed a sigh of relief when they watched Jared Goff appear to make a significant leap forward Week 2 in Oakland. If you hoped that the second year quarterback would use an additional preseason game to build upon progress made, you were sorely disappointed.
So what does Saturday against the Chargers mean for the Los Angeles Rams?
That’s a good question.
Last week, head coach Sean McVay was on the record talking about wanting to see his quarterback find some consistency. If anything, the first year head coach knows how important ending the preseason on a high note can be.
It just didn’t happen.
The Rams have no question about the quarterback position in Los Angeles. It’s long been settled. That said, the sample size from the 2017 preseason is at best ‘uneven.’
Goff looked good last week, and the opposite Saturday night. As a matter of fact, we know more about Sean Mannion than we do about the incumbent. I’ve asked if this is a blip or a trend. Fans may be asking the same. Problem now is we won’t know until the regular season gets under way.
Who knows how that may end.