We aren't hitting the panic button just yet, but we'd absolutely understand if there were a large population of Los Angeles Rams fans out there utterly mortified at the fact that their franchise handed Jared Goff a four-year contract extension worth $134 million before the 2019 season.
Goff has always been a turnover-prone quarterback, but the Rams were hoping that narrative would change over time. Well, that's been anything but the case, and Sunday's humbling loss at home to the 49ers marked the 10th time in 11 games that Goff has fumbled the football.
Alarmingly, the two-time Pro Bowler has now logged 13 fumbles AND 13 interceptions in his last 12 contests.
Folks, a quarterback raking in north of $33 million per year should not have 26 turnovers in his last 12 games. That math equates to more than TWO turnovers per game!
Yes, his offensive line was putrid against San Francisco on Sunday, but Goff finished with fewer than 100 passing yards. How often do you see that from a "top-tier" QB in the NFL? Almost never.
The California product was 13-of-24 for 76 yards with that aforementioned fumble. Brutal protection or not, Goff has to be better. Simply put, his performances of late are unacceptable and quite frankly incredibly worrisome.
Across six games this campaign, Goff is completing just 62% of his passes (153-of-246), while throwing for seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. Those numbers equate to a pedestrian passer rating of 80.8 and a QBR of 37.2, which ranks 27th in the NFL.
We're hoping to be proved wrong, but it's time to admit that the Rams may have jumped the gun with Goff's massive extension.