Opinion: Rams are paying the true price of their $134 million investment in QB Jared Goff

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PITTSBURGH – It’s open season on Jared Goff, and not just because the Los Angeles Rams gave their franchise quarterback a massive contract extension before the start of the season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers teed off on Goff on Sunday, when they dismantled Sean McVay’s creative offense the old-fashioned way: They dominated up front to constantly batter or otherwise harass the quarterback, then played physical on the back end to challenge, disrupt and often separate passes from intended targets.

It was the type of game that begged for a star quarterback to will his team to victory. We’ve seen it from Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and lately, Lamar Jackson.

But Goff, despite the four-year, $134 million extension that includes a record $110 million in guaranteed money, is hardly that guy. When the script goes haywire, he too often follows suit.

No, it’s not all on Goff, who was sacked four times by Pittsburgh in the 17-12 defeat and indeed showed grit by…

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