It’s widely understood how important the continued development of quarterback Jared Goff is to the Rams. He is the key to the future.
We got a hefty reminder of Goff’s importance on Friday when ESPN ranked each team’s commitment to their starting quarterback. The Rams are ranked No. 1.
Here is Dan Graziano’s explanation:
Goff signed a four-year, $134 million extension last September that includes approximately $57 million guaranteed at signing.
In short, the Rams’ ability to compete will be based on whether Goff can be successful in his role. If not, they will be stuck both financially and on the field.
Essentially, the entire Rams’ offense took a step back in 2019 after an explosive 2018 season that concluded in a Super Bowl loss. Goff was not bad in 2019, but he wasn’t what he was the season before.
The Rams drafted running back Cam Akers and receiver Van Jefferson in the second round to help Goff immediately and in the future. The worrisome part is not much was done on the offensive line which was the start of the Rams’ problems on offense in 2019.
If the offensive line doesn’t have better health and doesn’t rebound, it will adversely affect Goff and make it difficult for their marriage to be successful.