Cut ahead to the present and he is currently winless with the Detroit Lions.
Goff went from playing in the postseason to be traded in a matter of months early in 2021.
Word came out that he was shocked by the move and that makes sense given the success the Rams had with him under center.
Rams head coach Sean McVay is addressing the situation this week as the Rams and Lions prepare to meet up in Los Angeles.
Goff is seeking revenge against his former team, while Matthew Stafford is looking to prove he was never the problem in Detroit.
McVay has made it a point to basically apologize for the way Goff was sent away so unceremoniously.
He had this to say about the situation:
“Yes, I wish there was better, clearer communication,” McVay said Monday. “To say that it was perfectly handled on my end, I wouldn’t be totally accurate in that. I’ll never claim to be perfect, but I will try to learn from some things that I can do better, and I think that was one of them without a doubt.”
Well, we will call it a half apology at best.
McVay says Goff will be welcomed back to Los Angeles warmly by the fans.
“I think he’ll be received well.”
“I know how much he meant to the Rams organization, not only as a football player, but to the community."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 18, 2021
Goff is always going to have a connection to the Rams.
They drafted him with the No. 1 overall pick and he guided the team to the Super Bowl.
Yet McVay was the one usually taking most of the credit and Stafford’s success in the offense this year seems to prove that idea to be true.
While Goff was never necessarily bad, Stafford is clearly a better fit.
Jared Goff career record by head coach:
Sean McVay 42-20
Dan Campbell 0-5
Jeff Fisher 0-4
John Fassel 0-3 pic.twitter.com/v4kNqZRD0M
— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) October 13, 2021
McVay has nothing to be upset about in 2021.
His team is rolling and looks like a legitimate contender with Stafford under center.
The only reason he is talking about Goff is because the Lions are coming to town this weekend.
After this, don’t expect McVay to offer up any more apologies on the matter.