The Los Angeles Rams have used their immense draft capital in recent years to build a solid defense, a young and developing OL, and to collect a pair of electric play-makers on offense. That has led to a belief among some fans that the Rams are "Only a QB away" from being contenders in the NFC West.
I don't necessarily agree with that. Nor did 3k in his piece from December. Now, the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas agrees. After drafting Jared Goff #1 overall, the Rams odds didn't improve - they actually got worse.
Super Bowl odds-- 60-1: The Rams started the offseason at 50-1 to win the big game but their number actually dropped to 60-1 after the draft. Clearly, Las Vegas doesn't see a rookie quarterback as the thing that would put the Rams over the top, though they were going to be a long shot regardless. The drop in odds is really just a tacit acknowledgement of two things: the Rams weren't just one player away and it's going to take time for Goff to develop and become the franchise quarterback the Rams hope he can be.
That's a pretty fair assessment - but nonetheless one that some Rams fans are having issues accepting. For what it's worth, the Rams chances at winning the NFC West stayed the same and the over/under for wins is currently at 7.5; a number that Jeff Fisher has historically struggled to get his teams over.