Los Angeles Rams: 4 reasons Jared Goff won’t be MVP

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The Los Angeles Rams enter Week 8 firing on all cylinders, especially on offense. That said, while some may want to make an argument for Jared Goff as an MVP candidate, there are four reasons why he won’t win the award in 2018.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff has gotten some love in the way of a nomination of sorts for league MVP. In recent weeks, I’ve mentioned the same possibility. But as the season wears on, one thing is becoming increasingly apparent and that is so long as he plays on the best and most balanced team in the National Football League, and is not the first player you think of on the Rams, he’s not your next MVP.

I like Goff and he’s grown by leaps and bounds in year three after a dreadful 0-7 start. That said, and with the award going to a quarterback 10 out of the last 11 years, making an argument for Goff is actually harder than making an argument for the latest flavor of the month in Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Earlier this week I wrote that the best and most compelling case being made for MVP is Rams running back Todd Gurley. If the season ended after Week 8, the midway point of the year, how could he NOT win?

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Granted the media has its darling in Mahomes, but after an OPOY award in 2017, the Los Angeles running back is following that up with an impressive campaign.

I’ll repeat that I like Goff a lot more today than seven weeks ago, but as good a season as he’s having on the best team in the NFL, it’s unlikely he’d be the next MVP, and here’s four reasons why.