The biggest surprise this season has been the ineffectiveness of the Los Angeles Rams’ 2016 NFL Draft class headlined by QB Jared Goff.
Currently, the Rams’ franchise quarterback is in the concussion protocol after being trucked by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. So because of the concussion and the Rams’ abysmal 4-10 record, let’s not dance around it.
It’s time to shut Jared Goff down for 2016.
In five games, Goff has shown flashes of the ability that made him the #1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Besides those limited flashes, he has looked pretty damn bad. Of course there are many factors as to why Goff has played horrible, the offense around him is pretty horrific, but he has looked lost at times as well.
Take this throw for example. Goff has a clean pocket and maneuvers well, then he throws the pass to no one:
The Rams’ offense is the worst in the league by far. There will be a new head coach for the team in 2017. And did I mention that the Rams had the 32nd-ranked offense in the league? With only two games remaining on the year, it makes no sense to play Goff. There is nothing that can be learned by or for him playing the last two games of the season.
Besides, the Rams could play second-year QB Sean Mannion who has played in just one regular season game in his career. The team needs to decide if he can be an NFL backup QB, so what better time than the present? Also Goff gets a chance to heal up and work on his issues early as we head into the offseason.
The time is now. Let Jared Goff watch the Rams’ final two games from the safety of the sideline.