Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is coming off his best season in the NFL, during which he threw for 4,688 yards with 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. However, he faded down the stretch and went 19-for-38 with one interception and zero touchdowns in the Rams' Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.
Goff's rookie contract is close to being up and since head coach Sean McVay wasn't around when they drafted him, many are curious if the Rams are going to pay him and keep him under center.
Well, one NFL insider, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, appeared on the Dan Patrick Show and claimed he would be "surprised" if the Rams decided to extend Goff's contract.
The former No. 1 pick was selected during Jeff Fisher's tenure as the team's head coach, so perhaps he isn't McVay's preferred option under center. Would the Rams seriously consider parting ways with Goff, rather than forking over $30 million to him annually?
I mean, this guy was an MVP-caliber quarterback for much of the season. Yes, he didn't look great in the playoffs, but what happens if he moves past that and is better this year?
Moving on from Goff in the draft could be a big risk. Who's to say that a suitable replacement would be available via the NFL Draft, especially considering the Rams seemed destined to have late picks, considering the strength of the team.
It's understandable for the Rams to be cautious with their money, all teams should be, but if they don't end up re-signing Goff, they better have a backup plan ready to go.