Three reasons that we should’ve never doubted Jared Goff to begin with

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The right head coach changes everything

We all know just how much of a pain it was to watch Jeff Fisher coach year after year in St. Louis and then for one dreadful season in Los Angeles. Multiple 7-9 seasons came with Fisher’s tenure, and a sense of mediocrity that’s as bad as the smell of a skunk just wouldn’t go away.

Fisher’s decision to hold Goff on the bench and let Case Keenum continue to play as the starting quarterback for the LA Rams didn’t sit well with the majority of fans. For some cases, it’s understandable to keep a rookie off the field so that they can develop, but the hype was real with Jared Goff.

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Otherwise, why would the Rams have bothered to take him so high in the 2016 NFL Draft?

When the Rams organization finally decided to move past Jeff Fisher, they hired the youngest head coach in NFL history via Sean McVay. Formerly with the Washington Redskins, this would be the first head coaching job for McVay, and he has shown that he can deliver.

Not only is there a more real sense of leadership in the locker room and the sideline, having McVay on the team has given Jared Goff a vote of confidence that never seemed certain with Fisher.  All the Rams have to do is maintain the momentum that they’ve created for themselves into the playoffs to do well.

It might sound a bit short-sighted, but even a trip to the second round would be a huge accomplishment when you compare the team to where they’ve been for the better part of the last decade.