REPORT: Relationship Between Rams’ Sean McVay & Jared Goff Strained, Needs ‘Marriage Counseling’

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Things took a hard turn for the Los Angeles Rams in the final month of the season when Sean McVay started John Wolford over Goff in the wild-card round.

After that, McVay wouldn’t commit to Goff being the starter in 2021 – or even on the roster.

A report from Steve Wyche of NFL Network has added more fuel to the fire when he said the relationship between Goff and McVay isn’t great and one person he spoke to said “they need marriage counseling.”

“We know John Wolford came in and they were excited about him when Jared Goff got hurt and the way he performed, and then he got hurt,” Wyche said. “So I think a lot of people are wondering if they’re going to bring in a veteran type of quarterback to push Jared Goff this offseason. Or at least have that threat there as a backup to see if they can elevate Goff.

“The people I’ve spoken to said basically, at this moment, the relationship with Goff and McVay: not great. They need marriage counseling is what one person said to me. I think this is something that they’re going to be able to work through, but there’s got to be some healing and that’s not just with Jared Goff’s injured thumb.”

Trading Goff would free up $12.245 million in cap space and result in a $22.2 million dead money charge.

Goff struggled at times in 2020, appearing in 15 games and throwing for 3,952 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He has also rushed for 76 yards and four touchdowns.