Unlike some other teams, the Los Angeles have to feel good about the 2019 NFL Draft knowing they don’t feel the pressure of needing to find a franchise quarterback.
At the time, the Rams were in desperate need of help at the quarterback position after numerous failed attempts with other players, whether it happened to be Sam Bradford or Nick Foles (before he won the Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, of course).
Along with Carson Wentz, Goff was viewed as the top quarterback prospect from the draft class following a stellar career at California.
Based off his rookie campaign in which Goff failed to record a single win in seven starts, there were some concerns over whether he was actually the right fit for Los Angeles on offense.
Three years later, however, no one is questioning the decision by the Rams anymore since Goff has proven under Sean McVay over the last two seasons that he can in fact be a top quarterback in the NFL.
If anything, it was unfair to judge Goff for his rookie campaign since Los Angeles didn’t exactly do the best of jobs in providing him with the necessary offensive line and receiving corps to succeed.
As for this year’s draft, there has been speculation over the possibility of the Rams using one of their later picks on a potential quarterback to compete for the backup spot down the road.
Meanwhile, there are other teams such as the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins that will be strongly considering the possibility of using a first-round pick on a top quarterback since unlike the Rams, they’re still searching for answers at the quarterback position.
It may have been difficult to realize at the time since some of the performances by the offense were beyond awful, but landing Goff the way they did was clearly well worth it for the Rams in the long run.
Plus, one of the best parts about having Goff develop into their new franchise quarterback is Los Angeles can use their top picks on other positions of need instead of having to worry about who will be calling the shots under center, which is the best feeling of all.