Sean McVay: Jared Goff doesn’t have to prove he’s the man

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Rams head coach Sean McVay said last month that the team is in no rush to extend quarterback Jared Goff‘s contract before his fourth NFL season and some might think that waiting to see how Goff bounces back from his rough outing in the Super Bowl is tied to the team’s approach to his next deal.

McVay didn’t say that was the case in March and he didn’t say it when asked if Goff needs to show he’s “the man” during a recent appearance on The Rich Eisen Show.

“I think he’s already the man. I think he’s had a lot of moments,” McVay said. “His teammates believe in him, his coaches believe in him. I think it’s just continuing to do what you do at a higher level. It’s ‘Can I continue to make great decisions? Can I continue to make throws with accuracy and anticipation?’ I think the thing that was great about him really from the first year we were together to last year is the ownership. We talk about the quarterback being an extension of the coaching staff and I think he did that.”

The Rams can exercise their option on Goff’s contract for 2020 before starting to deal with the prospect of the franchise tag or free agency. For whatever reason, they appear inclined to take a lot of that time before pushing for any new contract.

27 responses to “Sean McVay: Jared Goff doesn’t have to prove he’s the man

  1. McVay is going to say all the right things, as any coach would. I think they would have to be concerned by his inability to think for himself once the Patriots showed him a few things he wasn’t expecting. I think a lot of teams will be showing Goff some different looks this year after the coach-to-helmet comms gets cut.

  2. They should be extending Robey-Coleman’ contract first! He alone (along with the league office) got them that SB berth!

  3. I think we may be at the beginning of a major change in fiscal philosophy related to the QB positions. The Patriots have maintained their success in no small measure due to willingness of Tom Brady to accept deals well believed w market. The Green Bay Packers are likely already regretting giving $30 million a year to a 34 year old QB. That regret will likely be cemented after this season. Is Matt Ryan really worth his salary? No. Do you think Minnesota regrets the Kirk Cousins contract? Yes. How about Washington and the Alex Smith contract? Yes.

    The fact that the Seahawks seem to be in the market to trade their ” franchise QB” is perfectly consistent with the trend that says no single player is worth the percentage of the salary cap that QBS gave demanded in recent times.

    The absolutely worst thing a team could do given this new reality is tie a player’s pay to the salary cap like it is the consumer price index. This would be reinventing what it means to “making a bad thing worse”.

  4. Goff is a good young QB who was overwhelmed by Belichick throwing every trick and unusual defense he had up his sleeve at him in the SB. There’s no shame in what happened. Combine Belichick pulling out all the stops and having Hightower and Devin McCourty out there and effectively having 2 defensive coordinators on the field, and you get what happened to the Rams.

    Goff will learn and become better I think. Whether he gets the Rams back to another SB or not is another question.

  5. Goff is good at throwing to open receivers when given enough time.
    He has a good arm and made some nice throws.
    The question is how good is he as a QB when not everything is handed to him.
    McVay reads the defenses, not Goff.
    Lets see how Goff does this year.
    I think he’s ok but not very good.
    I wouldn’t pay him a ton of money because he is only as good as his team.

  6. Quarterbacks have the games of their li es against the Patriots. Just ask Eli and Foles and Bortles. It’s this playing with house money spirit the New England Juggernaut inspires. Wide receivers too. Tyree. Kearse. J. Jones. Manningham. That one dude for JAX in the 2007 playoffs who may have made the best catch of all of them.

    So everyone came to expect a charmed performance from Goff. We got everything but.

  7. Goff is not the guy the Rams need. Without McVay in his ear he’s nothing. He stares at his receivers, cannot read coverages, and throws ducks more often than a 41 year old qb. I don’t even care if the 41 year old is Tom Brady that’s straight up pathetic that Goff couldn’t get one single touchdown on the Pats even if the gameplan was great by Belichick.

  8. Goff is the man! Gurley is the man! Everybody on any team is the man ………. until your NOT the man. Believe nothing you hear from the team spokesperson.

    Maybe Goof is and maybe he isn’t. I don’t know. I do think that his non-physical capabilities are still to be questioned. Let’s see what happens this year. Sometimes it takes a while for defenses to catch up but once the book is out there, it is a copycat league.

  9. I think the Rams super bowl window has closed. They gave up draft picks for players added to that roster they will paying for this year and have lost some very good players both on the defensive side of the ball and the offensive side of the ball. Their LG and Center are no longer there, their LT is pushing 40yrs old and Jared Goff is terrible when pressured. I think were going to really see how good of a coach McVay is this year because I think they’re going to be a in a dog fight this season inside their division w/ Arizona and San Francisco both healthy and greatly improved, they wont have an automatic 5 wins inside the NFC-W this year. I don’t think they win the NFC-W this year and believe they will struggle protecting Jared Goff this season.

  10. harrisonhits2 says:

    Goff is a good young QB who was overwhelmed by Belichick throwing every trick and unusual defense he had up his sleeve at him in the SB.
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    Belichick didn’t call the plays.

  11. the SB was disturbing. either gurley can play or not. just seems like they tried to lose like the guy purposely dragging his heals in rodney dangerfields Easy Money. Who thinks the nfl rigged it for the Pats? makes sense

  12. endtimesparty says:
    April 14, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    Quarterbacks have the games of their li es against the Patriots. Just ask Eli and Foles and Bortles. It’s this playing with house money spirit the New England Juggernaut inspires. Wide receivers too. Tyree. Kearse. J. Jones. Manningham. That one dude for JAX in the 2007 playoffs who may have made the best catch of all of them.

    So everyone came to expect a charmed performance from Goff. We got everything but.
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    Every year is different and this Patriots defense was very good, especially in the playoffs. They’re stacked in the secondary and the line got to Goff. Not buying that he was never the same after the Chicago game. It’s one game. It’s like saying Brady was never the same after the Tennessee game. It doesn’t work that way. The big change in the Rams was that they couldn’t run anymore and were forced to become one dimensional.

  13. Well maybe he should,I happen to be a niner fan and I tell ya everyone was convinced kap was the real deal. Even protest aside he clearly wasn’t what we thought he was even though I believe he should be in the league. But still wasn’t worth the money. Taking Goff into account it actually fits well into kap yes playing styles different. But he is basically on a super talented team,which kap was on and now he struggled in super bowl and now the team isn’t exactly great as the last years team. Which is what happened with kap,so I just saying from experience I would want to make absolutely sure your on the path. Goff to me looked completely exposed in that game against a good D but not some all time dominate D which would concern me. I mean couldn’t you easily say well Goff doesn’t have gurley and he isn’t the same.

  14. Dan Marino made it to the super bowl his second season in the league. The Dolphins were whipped soundly by Joe Montana and the 49ers. That was one of 4 super bowls wins for Montana. The beating against one of the all time great football dynasties didn’t have a negative affect on Marino’s career. Jared Goff led his team to the super bowl his 3rd year in the league and was the victim of Tom Brady’s 6th super bowl victory. In this day and age, the guy who finishes second to Brady has nothing to hang his head about. There were 30 other starting QBs watching the game from their couch.

  15. I bet you McVay would not trade Goff for Russell Wilson, 1 for 1, even if Wilson agrees to play for the same amount of money Goff is currently playing for under his rookie contract. Goff has taken the LAmbs to the playoffs 2 consecutive years (Wilson missed the playoffs in 2017) and 2 consecutive NFC West division titles. Goff was 2-2 in playoff games the last 2 years (0-1 for Wilson).

  16. I’ve watched every single one of Goff’s throws in the NFL. Every – Single – One. And if you folks don’t think he can anticipate, don’t think he can throw a receiver open, don’t think he can throw into small windows, don’t think he can move DBs off a receiver with a slight shoulder tilt or eye movement, don’t think he can read defenses and audible on his own, than you’re just regurgitating silliness for someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Take a look at the TD throw to Kupp against the Vikings. Funny Stuff.

  17. I’ve always felt he was a bubble QB. He may still get real traction but I think wait and see is the best decision. Glad we have Mahomes, the rock stud.

    -Chiefs fan

  18. chiefsred says:
    April 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm
    I’ve always felt he was a bubble QB. He may still get real traction but I think wait and see is the best decision. Glad we have Mahomes, the rock stud.

    -Chiefs fan

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    What do you think his contract demands will be in 3 years? That’s how long you have to win a superbowl after that it’s just the team more afraid of losing the QB than trying to win a superbowl

  19. Jared Goff, FIRST pick in the 2016 draft, is a gifted quarterback who in his two full seasons as the Rams starter has been to the playoffs in both and to the SUPER BOWL last season.

  20. Michael E says:
    April 14, 2019 at 6:59 pm
    harrisonhits2 says:

    Goff is a good young QB who was overwhelmed by Belichick throwing every trick and unusual defense he had up his sleeve at him in the SB.
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    Belichick didn’t call the plays. Nope he only designed the whole game plan and told his dc what too call.

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