Rams GM: “Too Early” To Call Jared Goff’s Future

Earlier this month, Rams head coach Sean McVay didn’t offer much in the way of assurances when he was asked about Jared Goff‘s future. On Tuesday, Rams GM Les Snead offered up a similar answer when chatting with reporters. 

Not going to get into specifics…That’s the beautiful mystery of the future,” Snead said. (Twitter link via Greg Beacham of the Associated Press). “Jared Goff is a Ram at this moment. It’s way too early to speculate.”

Bolster’s by the league’s top total defense, the Rams made it to the divisional round before falling to the Packers. Meanwhile, the former No. 1 overall pick regressed, tossing tons of interceptions and putting his L.A. future in jeopardy.

Snead, known for his aggressiveness, might have a hard time trading Goff, if that’s what he wants to do. The QB is under contract through 2024 thanks to the monster extension he signed in 2019. Meanwhile, there’s no realistic way to cut him before next season, given the dead money that would come with his release. Ultimately, the Rams may have to bring in competition for Goff, rather than move on from him.

In other Rams roster news, left tackle Andrew Whitworth has confirmed to the Rams that he’ll return in 2021. For his part, Snead has no issue with Whitworth’s contract, which will carry a $11.17MM hit against the cap.

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  1. arty!

    I remember when the Rams and Eagles were overjoyed to re-up their QB’s. This year, L Jackson, Mayfield & J Allen are touted as ‘the next big QB’s!’ Those guys will sign monster deals and at least 1 team will regret it.

    • joeyrocafella

      It will be Baltimore that regrets it. Lamar can’t keep up his pace forever.

      • bradthebluefish

        Agreed. Lamar is trying to prove an offense that’s never been tried before. As soon as he loses his wheels, it’s over. Can’t see him playing long than most running backs… who peak at age 28.

  2. letmeclearmythroat74

    Lamar is not a good enough passer to last in this league. He will end up having injuries catch up with him and his running threat will start to diminish. Similar to Vick. However, if he puts the effort in to become a great passer that could change but I see him coming down to earth in a couple years. He’s already started.

  3. bradthebluefish

    Rams sure are burring their QB without having a way to move on from Goff.

  4. mumsy01

    I think both the Eagles and the Rams would be lazy if they just got down on these two after COVID season. Earn your money as coaches. McVay needs to stop snuggling with his hot fiancé and doing HBO and get back to work. Same for Goff.

    Wentz just had nothing other than RB’s in that offense. Tons of injuries on line and receivers.

    It like with Daniel Jones. All of the talent is there, just keep working and get him an o line.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    If the Rams want another under achieving QB from California they can always pursue Darnold.

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