Jared Goff’s fourth season with the Los Angeles Rams has been embarrassing to say the least.
After rewarding Jared Goff with a hefty four-year, $134 million extension in the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams felt confident enough in the former No. 1 pick being able to lead the team to the playoffs for a third year in a row.
Despite Goff and the offense coming up short the way they did in the Super Bowl last February to the New England Patriots, this Rams team still seemed to have the necessary talent to make another run in 2019.
By starting off the year on a hot note with a 3-0 record, this appeared to be the case early on for Los Angeles, although there were some concerns in numerous areas, whether it was the struggles of the offensive line or Todd Gurley taking on a lighter workload.
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Still, if Goff could build off his success from last season after setting career highs with 4,688 passing yards to go along with 32 touchdowns, the Rams seemed like they would be able to finish near the top of the NFC once again.
Unfortunately, this may not be the case after all with Los Angeles coming off an embarrassing 45-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12, their fifth loss over the last eight games.
With the Rams sitting at 6-5, the only chance Sean McVay‘s team is going to have at earning a trip to the playoffs will need to come through one of the Wild Card spots since they currently trail the Minnesota Vikings by two games at the moment for the No. 6 seed.
But also, with all of the struggles surrounding Goff and the offense, how are Rams fans supposed to feel confident in their team having what it takes to potentially pull this off?
If fans thought Monday’s results against the Ravens were brutal, just wait until they realize that Goff went the entire month of November without completing a single touchdown pass.
Before any Rams fans get on the defensive side over the fact that Goff and the Rams only played three games in November due to the bye week after their win over the Cincinnati Bengals in London, this is still embarrassing for the Los Angeles quarterback.
Goff can’t even use the excuse of facing three solid defenses in the Ravens, Chicago Bears, and Pittsburgh Steelers can be used as an excuse, because if he were truly that great of a quarterback, at least one touchdown pass should have taken place.
For a quarterback who was already a strong candidate for being considered one of the most overpaid players at the position, this poor play throughout November was the last thing that Goff needed to have on his plate.
Most importantly, since Goff’s inability to find the end zone through the air played somewhat of a role in Los Angeles losing two of three games during November, it’s going to be even more frustrating if the Rams come up just shy of the playoffs.