Sean McVay doesn’t commit to Jared Goff as Rams’ starting QB in 2021
The question on every Rams fan’s mind is what the quarterback situation is in Los Angeles. It appeared as though head coach Sean McVay gave a direct answer following the Rams’ 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers Saturday when he said outright that Jared Goff is “the quarterback right now.”
That answer may not be as direct as it originally seemed.
When asked again on Sunday if Goff is the Rams quarterback moving forward into 2021, McVay gave a much less direct answer, leaving the door open for someone else to take the reins.
“Everything is being evaluated,” McVay said about the Rams’ QB situation. “I’m not ready to make any sort of statements with regards to any starting position or not. We’re going to have a level of competition in anything that we do.”
When pressed on what that meant for Goff, the Rams’ coach re-emphasized that he will have to earn his position.
“I’m not saying anything other than we’re evaluating that, and I think it’s important that you do that at every single spot,” McVay said. “No position is excluded from that.”
While this answer does not necessarily mean that Goff is out in Los Angeles, this may be an indication that the Rams may look to bring in another quarterback to put some pressure on Goff and make him compete for the starting role.
Goff has been the target of criticism over the past couple of years after signing a $134 million contract extension, which at the time was the largest contract for an NFL player in league history. Many believe he hasn’t lived up to the price tag with the team, not being able to return to the Super Bowl since. The Rams did go deeper into the playoffs than any other NFC West team, but whether that inspires confidence in Goff is another matter, something McVay has to weigh in the coming offseason.