Jared Goff helping Los Angeles Rams reach Super Bowl 53 shows he was worth the risk

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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It only took three seasons for Jared Goff to help the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl after taking him with the top overall pick back in 2016.

Back in 2016, the Los Angeles Rams decided to take a risk by trading up for the top pick of the NFL Draft in order to land former California star Jared Goff.

At the time, the Rams had the No. 15 pick in the first round, and while the Tennessee Titans certainly didn’t make it cheap for them to trade up for the top spot to land Goff after seeing all of the draft picks they had to give up, there’s no question it was well worth it for the team.

After all of the frustrating years spent trying to find a reliable quarterback to potentially build the franchise around, Los Angeles was hopeful that Goff would be the one to finally put an end to all of the issues.

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With that being said, Goff’s rookie campaign drew plenty of concerns after watching him fail to win a single game in seven starts, although it wasn’t entirely his fault when taking into consideration his offensive line and receiving corps were simply awful.

In a way, it was almost unfair for Goff to receive all of this criticism as a rookie since Los Angeles didn’t exactly do the best job at providing the young quarterback with a proper offense to succeed.

Luckily, everything changed for the best the following season for Goff and the Rams after they made the decision to make Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history, with one of the main reasons being his history of quarterback development.

During his days as an offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, McVay received heavy praise for the work he put in to help Kirk Cousins reach a whole new level at quarterback. And if there were any chance of McVay being able to do the same with Goff, if not better, it would only help Los Angeles reach their true potential on offense sooner rather than later.

Turns out, the Rams hiring McVay was arguably the best thing that could have happened to Goff’s career when looking at how much he’s flourished in the system over the last two years to help Los Angeles emerge as one of the biggest threats in the NFC.

Even more exciting, Goff and the Rams find themselves one win away from winning Super Bowl 53 if they can figure out a way to take down Tom Brady and the New England Patriots next Sunday in what is expected to be quite the entertaining game.

Watching Goff quickly develop into the kind of quarterback Los Angeles has patiently been waiting for has been truly amazing to witness, but hopefully the youngster isn’t done quite yet.

One more win is not only what Goff needs to earn his first career Super Bowl title way earlier than expected, but also the perfect opportunity to prove once again that he was well worth the risk for the Rams back in 2016.

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Plus, if Goff helps Los Angeles pull off the epic win over New England, the quarterback could even find his name in the conversation of being part of the next potential dynasty in the NFL, but there’s no reason to jump that far ahead just yet since the main focus for now is on the Patriots.