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Jared Goff's Stat Line Against Panthers Proves He's Not Worth Massive Contract

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 08: Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams throws the ball in the second quarter during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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After earning a $134-million extension with $110 million guaranteed, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff put forth an underwhelming performance in his first game of the year against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

In his first game of 2019, Goff went 23-of-39 for 186 yards, a passing touchdown, and an interception.

That stat line isn't awful, but it's painfully average, and his 69.0 passer rating speaks to the disappointment. When you're a $134-million quarterback, you're not allowed to be "painfully average", especially against a team that has had issues in the secondary.

Yes, the lack of a running game didn't help, but Malcolm Brown was at least serviceable given his two touchdowns, and Goff should have been a lot more precise than he was.

Goff did lead the Rams to a Week 1 win on the road, but for the amount of money they're paying him, it's fair to expect much more from him.