Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff won’t lose sleep over Jalen Ramsey comments
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff was part of the list of players Jalen Ramsey decided to criticize this week.
Once again, it’s crazy to think how much of a difference one year makes since around this time last year, there were some Los Angeles Rams fans questioning whether Jared Goff was the right answer under center.
As frustrating as it was to see the former California star struggle during his rookie season in 2016 that saw him fail to win a single game in seven starts, Goff deserved some benefit of the doubt when looking at what the Rams gave him to work with.
From a horrendous offensive line to one of the league’s weakest receiving corps, most quarterbacks would have struggled like Goff if they were part of an offense like Los Angeles. But thanks to Sean McVay coming into the picture last year while quickly turning things around, Goff and the Rams are now viewed as one of the most dangerous units on offense in the NFL.
By improving both the offensive line and group of receivers, Goff ended up putting together a Pro Bowl season in 2017 along with helping Los Angeles overtake the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC West title. In fact, the Rams even managed to make a little NFL history by becoming the first team to go from worst to first in scoring.
Obviously, the fans that believed Goff wasn’t the right answer for this offense have a completely different opinion on the Rams quarterback now. And if his first season under McVay’s offense is any indication of what the future holds, Goff is only going to get better with experience.
In fact, the argument can be made that Goff deserves to be in the conversation of being one of the top quarterbacks in the league heading into 2018 when looking at the weapons he has to work with on offense, although Jalen Ramsey appears to have a different opinion.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback trying to help pass the time until his suspension comes to an end next week, Ramsey has made headlines over the last few days over criticism he’s made of players across the league, including Goff.
While Ramsey’s comments about Goff being “average to above average” don’t seem like that big of a deal, it was other comments such as calling Josh Allen “trash” or “decent at best” to describe Ben Roethlisberger, all of this seems laughable for Rams fans.
After seeing all of the pressure he had to overcome last year to prove he was in fact the answer for Los Angeles at quarterback, does Ramsey think “average to above average” comments to describe Goff are really going to bother him?
Goff already accomplished the pressure of living up to the hype in 2017, and all signs point to him possibly reaching a whole new level this upcoming season now that he’s got a full year of starting experience under his belt.
Ramsey may believe Goff is average right now, but sooner rather than later, there’s a good chance the cornerback’s opinion is going to change about the Rams quarterback in a good way.