LA Rams HC McVay likes way Stafford ‘changes his arm slots’
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams were done with quarterback Jared Goff by the end of the season. That was clear. In fact, as soon as the LA Rams finished the season, they focused on their next signal-caller. It was clear that the speed and number of NFL Rumors that linked several NFL quarterbacks back to the Rams.
The Rams vetted each scenario, and perhaps even advanced so far as to approach other NFL teams as to what was the asking price of Aaron Rodgers, and Deshaun Watson. The Green Bay Packers slammed the phone down on the Rams (apparently) and the Houston Texans clearly sought too much. The Detroit Lions had a quarterback on the trade block who flashed diamond-like characteristics to head coach Sean McVay.
The Rams had a competitive bid for Stafford, but not the top bid. That was reportedly a bid from the Carolina Panthers. So, the story goes that head coach Sean McVay himself talked to LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke, persuaded the approval of a second first-round pick to sweeten the pot, and the deal between the Detroit Lions and the LA Rams was struck.
It was clear that the Rams wanted a new face under center. In fact, that was so obvious that the Rams were already talking about making the quarterback position an open competition between first-selected Jared Goff and undrafted John Wolford in 2021. Well, that competition was never going to happen. As soon as those words were uttered, Goff had already lost the chance to lead the LA Rams successfully.