Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has acknowledged that he will eveluate everything in the offseason, including the quarterback position. On Saturday, the Rams exited the playoffs after suffering a 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round.
"Yeah, he's our quarterback," McVay said during a Zoom session with reporters, "right now." Rams quarterback Jared Goff did not particularly impress against the Packers as he went 21-of-27 for 174 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions.
"Everything's being evaluated," McVay said. "I'm not ready to make any sort of statements with regards to anybody -- starting position or not, we're going to have a level of competition at everything that we do."
Goff playing on a big contract
in 2019, the Rams gave Goff a huge extension as they signed the former No. 1 pick to a four-year, $134 million contract. "We're in a situation that we're in evaluation mode," McVay said when asked if there was a scenario where Goff would not be on the roster in 2021.
"We're moving forward, we're looking forward, and I can't answer any of those questions until I take a step back and evaluate everything that is in the best interest of the Rams." Goff underwent a thumb surgery in Week 17 and backup quarterback John Wolford led the Rams to a win over the Arizona Cardinals and a playoff spot.
Wolford started against the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round but was replaced by Goff in the first quarter after suffering an injury. "As a competitor, of course I wanted to be out there and I wanted to play and felt like I could make a difference," Goff said after the Seahawks game.
"He's the coach, he had to make a decision that he needed to make early in the week to get out in front of some stuff. I get it. But as a competitor, of course I wanted to play and I was ready to play." Goff acknowledged he was not happy with the result after the Packers loss.
"My job is to win the game," Goff said when asked after the game if he felt any sense of personal accomplishment with his performance. "There's absolutely no moral victories, especially in the playoffs."
"You really saw a guy that stepped in. He did what he could, I thought he made some plays, thought he saw the field well," McVay said after the game. "He did a good job today."