Can Rams quarterback Jared Goff put the bust label to rest?

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Jared Goff
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Jared Goff /
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff has put together a consistent seven game stretch heading into the bye week. But can he finally put the “bust” label to rest?

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks to have finally put the “bust” label to rest, once and for all. For fans and NFL critics, it’s impossible to ignore what the second year quarterback from Cal has been able to do with a change at head coach, and most importantly, a change at offensive personnel in 2017.

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The Rams haven’t needed him to be spectacular. In fact, outside of some flashes, he’s been mostly consistent over seven games.

And right now, especially with running back Todd Gurley back to the form he showed in his rookie season, consistent works just fine for Los Angeles.

The Rams, and especially General Manager Les Snead, can collectively breathe a sigh of relief as Goff has done his part in retiring the label that had dogged him coming out of the 2016 season. A season that saw him lose seven games, and look completely lost in an offense that was vanilla ice cream at best.

Snead, who many thought should have been jettisoned with former head coach Jeff Fisher, looks to have hit a homerun with Sean McVay, and for now at least, a stand up double with Goff.

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It’s over the next nine games where we’ll find out much more in what the Rams have in their young quarterback. If he can find a way to guide this team to a record of 500, the playoffs, or even an NFC West title, then whatever critics may have thought about the trade that brought the draft pick to Los Angeles allowing them to draft Goff, may finally be vanquished.

That alone make be the biggest victory of the 2017 season when all is said and done.