LA Rams McVay’s ambiguity fuels concerns over Goff’s future

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LA Rams Jared Goff
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The $128 million question

The biggest question mark of course is the future of the Rams franchise quarterback Jared Goff.  For the first time in his career, Goff was too injured to play, which opened the door for head coach Sean McVay to scheme an entire game plan for dual-threat backup quarterback John Wolford. Despite the lack of experience, the tone of head coach Sean McVay had a bit of enthusiasm.

The statement occurred at the LA Rams post-game press conference, and I replayed the statements that head coach Sean McVay made. The question was posed about Jared Goff and whether he proved anything.

McVay complimented Goff at 7:55 of the press conference thusly:

"‘I thnk he did a nice job, Bill. I thought he improved on last week. I think you really saw a guy that stepped in. And he did what he could. I thought that he made some plays, I thought he saw the field well like I was mentioning ah, but you know, we uh. (pause) you know, he, he did a really good job today. (question: Is he your quarterback?) Yes, he’s the quarterback right now, Bill’ – Head coach Sean McVay per Rams postgame press conference"

The Rams have a tough road ahead at the quarterback position. The team clearly wanted a better performance out of  Goff than they got.  But where does Goff stand in terms of the team’s future?