Rams fans need to keep some perspective with quarterback Jared Goff
Fans would be wise to maintain some perspective where Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is concerned.
Everything this offseason that has to do with the Los Angeles Rams is dripping with the potential good fortune. Like most everyone else. I’ve certainly opined of what looks to be a possible champion kind of season, or at the very least, one that is very interesting.
All that said, the idea that Rams quarterback Jared Goff is being touted as having the kind of MVP odds on par with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees may be a bridge too far.
Come on now, can we get a bit of perspective?
I’m on the record writing that I like Goff. His potential with a head coach like Sean McVay is off the charts, ad he’s a player who’s arrow is trending way up.
He’s also .500, and is a quarterback in desperate need of an MVP like running back in Todd Gurley to realize any kind of serious MVP run. More plainly said, Gurley maybe more than McVay, is the one guy who can help move that needle for Goff to make that kind of leap.
Now having said all of that, he is in a unique position on a team who looks to have put all the pieces in place. Meaning, the support staff around him is huge and should they perform at such a level, a Super Bowl caliber type of level, then yes, Goff could be in such MVP discussions.
But please, it’s June. Even the company of him with names like Roethlisberger and Brees is more likely premature than not.
One thing can absolutely be said, is that the fortunes of not just the Rams, but Goff himself is remarkable.
Its truly fortuitous.
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Just remember that this guy who was 0-7 this same time last year, has now ascended to MVP talk just one season later.
Both Goff and the Los Angeles Rams have darn near captured lightning in a bottle. Then again it is June, when the same can be said for a lot of teams and quarterbacks who may get into an MVP kind of groove.
But know this, if Goff under-performs, it won’t be for lack of talent around him. Which should make the bar for the Rams QB a little higher.