Rams quarterback Jared Goff emerging as best in the NFC West

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Week 5 has Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff in position to become the premier signal caller in the NFC West.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks to be what fans and the organization had hoped for. In this NFL age of all offense all the time, the third year QB has settled into the hyper video game mode that Sunday afternoon, Monday and Thursday nights have evolved/devolved into.

Yes, loving the game that has all but shackled defenses has, in some instances devolved. But that’s a topic for another time.

Week 5 has the Rams making what was once a perilous trip to the Pacific Northwest for an NFC Matchup against new division also-ran, the Seattle Seahawks.

Legion of Boom – gone.
Malcontent loudmouths like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett – jettisoned.
Reliable Super Bowl contender – over.

That’s right, Seattle Is now a roadie to what once was, and Goff should be eating that up.

I’ve long written and believed that the best quarterback in the NFC West was Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. He was a master at turning nothing into something. An escape artist who could burn opposing offenses once he broke contain.

Now Wilson is running for his career and life.

‘Mr. Goff to the blue and white courtesy phone please, a baton is being passed your way.’

With Seattle a quickly fading memory, the new kid on the NFC West block is bigger and better than what may have been advertised. Sure, four games in does not a season make, but if Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings is any indication, Seahawks fans’ will be watching the best quarterback in the division playing for another team.

And bonus, that team doesn’t wear hideous uniforms.

So, if Goff has truly arrived, and it’s nearly impossible to believe he hasn’t, Sunday in Seattle will be a changing of the guard.

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Think out with the old, and in with the new. Meaning Sunday might be his greatest validation in a division the Rams now look to own lock, stock, and barrel.