Sean McVay takes partial blame Jared Goff’s decline with Rams: ‘I could have done better’


Jared Goff led the Los Angeles Rams to a Super Bowl in 2019.

Now, two years later, the former No. 1 overall pick is out of Los Angeles. Coach Sean McVay is moving on — but he’s not doing so without any of the blame.

Goff traded to Lions for Matthew Stafford

Goff and two future first round draft picks were traded to the Detroit Lions in exchange for Matthew Stafford last month.

Though the team had signed him to a massive extension after their Super Bowl appearance, Goff declined ever since — both statistically and in his standing with the team. McVay and the Rams even decided to start backup John Wolford in their playoff game last season, even though Goff said he was good to go after minor thumb surgery.

By the time the trade went down, Goff could tell he wasn’t wanted in Los Angeles anymore.

McVay: ‘I could have done better’

While it’s easy to blame the quarterback for offensive struggles, McVay said that doing so “exclusively” in this case is “an unfair narrative.”

A lot of it, he said, falls on him.

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