GM Snead noncommittal on Goff: He's a 'Ram right now'
Rams general manager Les Snead only went so far on Tuesday as to say that Goff is a "Ram right now," according to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.
Head coach Sean McVay gave a similar response following the team's playoff exit.
"I'm not ready to make any sort of statements with regards to any starting position or not. We're going to have a level of competition in anything that we do," McVay said.
Rather than provide a more concrete response on Goff's future, Snead opted to instead reference Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' quote about the future being a "beautiful mystery," Thiry adds.
The general manager added that he wants the team to be better on offense next season.
Goff completed 67% of his passes during the regular season, racking up 3,953 passing yards to go with 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The 2016 first overall pick struggled down the final stretch of the campaign.
He suffered a thumb injury in the team's Week 16 game but returned in the wild-card matchup against the Seattle Seahawks when backup John Wolford exited the contest with an injury of his own. Goff led the Rams past their NFC West rivals but came up short in the divisional round against the Packers, finishing the contest with 174 passing yards and a touchdown.
The Rams signed Goff to a $134-million contract in 2019. They will incur a $65.5-million dead cap hit if they cut Goff this offseason, with that figure dropping to $30.9 million the following year, according to Spotrac.
Snead said Goff's salary could be a roadblock for any transaction down the line, but he added that "anything can be done," according to Thiry.