LA Rams success should never fall solely upon QB Jared Goff

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The LA Rams success should never fall solely upon the shoulders of QB Jared Goff, so why does it continue to be all on him?

The LA Rams offense is no more the sole responsibility of quarterback Jared Goff than the defense is the sole responsibility of defensive lineman Aaron Donald. But to read the national headlines, or to listen to Fox Sports analyst Terry Bradshaw, that’s where all of the offensive woes exist, and where all of the responsibility lies. So fix Goff, and everything else is fixed?  Well, that’s where the feet begin to come off the ground. Let’s try to get this all grounded again.

NFL teams are 53 players.  They are further broken down into starters and backups. Even further into offensive, defensive, and special teams players.  When a player fumbles a punt or kickoff, that is an error. When a defensive back blows coverage, they are trained to shake it off. But when quarterback Jared Goff makes an errant throw, well, the offense stinks, the quarterback should be benched, traded, cut, or anything that removes him from tomorrow.

Who replaces Goff?

Okay. So if the Rams do that, the ball is placed into the hands of backup quarterback John Wolford, a young man with some audacity, but who has never played a single snap of an NFL football game. His backup? Former Virginia dual-threat QB Bryce Perkins, an undrafted free agent in 2020 who has barely had an NFL training camp, let alone been prepared to take snaps in an NFL football game.

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The Rams do not have a ‘next-gen’ quarterback to upgrade over Goff. To be honest, the best that the Rams can do is hope that Jared Goff never misses more than one game at a time. This offense had to cut corners, and saving dollars by signing just the bare minimum for a backup quarterback was one area that the Rams elected.