Rams quarterback Jared Goff had grown irritated with questions about a late-season slump. He’ll now be facing plenty of questions about a nightmarish Super Bowl start.
Goff completed 19 of 38 passes for 228 yards and an interception on Sunday night in Atlanta. That translates to a completion percentage of 50, six yards per attempt, and a passer rating of 57.89.
After a very shaky first half, Goff made some good throws in the second half, and he was authoring a potential game-tying drive before floating a pass that was intercepted by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, which allowed the Patriots to embark on the drive that as a practical matter ended the game.
While it wasn’t a disaster in comparison to some other less-than-memorable Super Bowl performances by a quarterback (SportingNews.com recently ranked the 10 worst), it will raise plenty of questions about Goff’s status as a short-list franchise quarterback — and it will do nothing to erase concerns that his success is a product of coach Sean McVay’s system.