Los Angeles Rams: 4 reasons Jared Goff won’t be MVP
For those getting the hate mail ready, relax. Quarterback Jared Goff is an important and large part of the 7-0 record and overall success the Los Angeles Rams are enjoying in 2018. He’s gotten better since last season, has gotten better over seven games, and has avoided the big mistakes that could cost LA a football game.
I don’t believe that changes in Week 8 or at any other point this season. He’s good, very good, and bordering on being the definition of a franchise quarterback as best defined by 2017 MVP Tom Brady.
And therein lies the rub.
Brady, for as much as I bang on him, is what you think of when you think franchise quarterback and the current offering of an NFL MVP. If you’re a quarterback looking to break into that rarefied air, Brady is the litmus test you must ace.
In Los Angeles, the pecking order is also well defined:
Period, full stop.
Without question, what happens between Week 8 and Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers will also say a lot about where Goff is in his game. He hasn’t taken a step back, hasn’t displayed any bad habits of note, and continues to be a smart operator under center. All the things the Rams need him to be he is, as the compass points towards being a Super Bowl contender.
He’s delivering on his end.
But at the end of the day, if he’s the fourth player you think of when you think Los Angeles Rams football, that may be the best reason why he’s not going to be part of a legitimate discussion when NFL MVP comes up.
At least not yet.