Thank you, Jared Goff, for helping us to win again. Signed, a grateful LA Rams fan

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With all of the recent events in the LA Rams headlines recently, I wanted to take a moment and express my thought and feelings. After all, the LA Rams off-season trade of longtime starting quarterback seemed very anti-climactic. For all that quarterback Jared Goff has meant to the success of the franchise, his unceremonious sendoff seems, lacking. So here is my attempt to correct that.

Dear Jared Goff,

I hope this letter manages to find its way to you. I waited a while for the storm of news to die down so I could get my thoughts on paper.  Let me begin by telling you that I just wanted to thank you for all you’ve done for our organization. As a Rams fan, I wanted to share my appreciation for all you’ve done with the team. Growing up as a fan, our team was on the decline since Super Bowl XXXVI.

The LA Rams had stars, players who gave all that they had. People like running back Steven Jackson, no matter how much he put the team on his back he couldn’t carry them to relevancy, Then you came along. Sure, that rookie year was rough but by the time your second year with the team came around, you set the league on fire. It was like watching the Greatest Show on Turf all over again like when I was just a child.

Not only did you bring back the good memories of being a fan but you also brought back the playoffs. After over a decade of missing them, you brought us not only back, but back to back divisional titles as well.

It’s not just the overall seasons that taken all together that were joyful, but the individual games too. I relish the memory of that 2018 game that is now known as the ‘Clash at the Coliseum’. The Rams had no run game to help with the play action. All we had was you standing in the pocket, disproving your stereotype of ‘system quarterback while out-dueling Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the GREATEST regular-season game of all time.

Not only did you do that but you went into a hostile Super Dome in New Orleans for the NFC Championship game and put a game-winning drive to bring the game to overtime and then win it. Sure we didn’t win the Super Bowl, but it’s the closest thing the LA Rams organization has ever come to winning it all in my lifetime, or at least since I was four years old.

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For that, I just want to say thank you and wish you the best of luck elsewhere in your career. You forever have my respect as a fan.

Signed, a grateful LA Rams fan.