It’s a world that belongs to Jared Goff, and we’re all just living in it.
Let’s be honest — his rookie season in the NFL didn’t go as anyone wanted or expected it to. Jeff Fisher was still the head coach of the Rams at the time, and that might’ve been the biggest blow to his first year in the league.
Now without Fisher, Jared Goff has shown a very different side of him. It’s no surprise — or at least it shouldn’t be — that he is doing well with the Rams at the same time that Carson Wentz, who was taken right after Goff in 2016, has emerged as a superstar in Philadelphia.
While the Eagles are 10-1 compared to the Rams being 8-3, Los Angeles is now third in the NFC playoff picture while the Eagles sit up top and the Minnesota Vikings are in-between them. The Rams aren’t far from Minnesota either, but losing their one head-to-head match up in the regular season could be the one thing keeping them from a first round bye.
In any case, the fact that Goff has helped the Rams put up some great numbers on the scoreboard shows just how far a simple coaching change can do. Under Fisher, there was plenty of talk about Goff not being worth the first overall pick along with the sad reality that Fisher kept Goff on the bench for the better part of the year.
Since he is now the head of a Rams team that is very much a contender, especially after their latest win over the New Orleans Saints, let’s look at the three reasons we should’ve never doubted Jared Goff to begin with.