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Quarterback situation for Rams is uncertain headed into 2021 offseason

Sean McVay wouldn’t commit to Jared Goff moving forward

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The LA Rams can’t get away from Jared Goff’s salary cap hit in 2021, but will they evaluate ways to part with the quarterback himself? That’s the question surrounding the team and the position after being eliminated by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, ending their 2020 season and propelling head coach Sean McVay into the first phase of preparing for 2021. When asked if Goff would be the starter next season over the weekend, McVay wouldn’t commit to the franchise’s “franchise” quarterback.

“Everything’s being evaluated,” McVay said on Sunday in a conference call. “I’m not ready to make any sort of statements with regards to anybody — starting position or not, we’re going to have a level of competition at everything that we do.”

McVay said that he wouldn’t answer any questions about the Rams’ starters next season until he had a chance to step back and evaluate everything. LA has committed a $34.6 million cap hit to Goff in 2021, but perhaps like Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks last offseason the team would be willing to take the loss and move forward in a new direction at the position.

Would that mean that John Wolford has an opportunity to compete to be the starter? Will the Rams become heavily involved in the free agent, trade and draft market for a quarterback? LA has no first round pick and is expected to have little cap room, but options could become available once the QB carousel begins to spin.

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Should Jared Goff be the Rams starting QB in 2021?

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  • 21%
    Yes
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  • 33%
    No
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  • 44%
    If he competes and wins the job outright, Yes
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