Let’s finally wipe the slate clean over LA Rams QB Jared Goff

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LA Rams Jared Goff
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Goff’s future: Years 6-10

The truth lies somewhere between ‘Goff sucks’ and ‘Goff is elite’ right now. And that’s normal for quarterbacks. After all, New York Giants Eli Manning struggled with his touchdown to interception ratio, and yet he delivered two Super Bowl Championships to the Giants. In direct comparison, Goff is hands down the better quarterback in five years of NFL play.

The LA Rams are in the process of rejuvenating their offense. The team is gradually replacing veteran offensive linemen with younger versions who have the potential to play well. The Rams running game is only now transitioning to rookie running back Cam Akers. And due to the Rams unsuccessful gamble to lock up running back Todd Gurley and wide receiver Brandin Cooks, they are working with a tighter salary budget than many teams. Throughout the entire process, the Rams have relied upon Goff to haul the cart until the other pieces came back online.

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Rams will be set

The Rams offense will be set for the next three-five years. Akers is proving that he can be the Rams feature running back. The Rams weaving of youth and veteran offensive linemen has proven to yield another solid offensive line. And the addition of wide receivers Van Jefferson and Trishton Jackson, plus tight end Brycen Hopkins, gives this offense plenty of weapons for next season.

Rams head coach Sean McVay is shrewd. He knows that Goff gives the Rams the greatest chance for success. Since McVay and Goff have joined forces, the Rams have a 42-20 record and are now 3-2 in the playoffs. The Rams win games.  The Rams compete in the playoffs. At the end of the day, the Rams under Goff/McVay have only missed the playoffs once and would have earned a berth if the NFL had the new seven-team playoff format.