The Los Angeles Rams seemingly have found their quarterback after selecting Jared Goff with the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft last week. The teams seems pretty confident in what they are going to be able to do with him at the helm and owner Stan Kroenke is pretty elated by the selection.
Kurt Warner is arguably the most recognizable player in the team’s history as he took them to their only Super Bowl victory in 1999. Kroenke spoke with USA TODAY and he seems to have the utmost confidence in Goff, even comparing him to their Hall of Fame quarterback.
“I had a great relationship with (then-coach) Dick (Vermeil),” Kroenke said. “Dick loved Will Furrer, the type of guy we’d all want to marry our daughter. He worked his tail off. Came out of Virginia Tech. I liked Will. Nobody knew anything about Kurt, but I watched the scrimmage, and this is the similarity with Goff: I told Dick, ‘OK, I’ve never played football, but you want my opinion? The kid from Northern Iowa can see. He’s got vision. It’s like a really good point guard. Some guys have it, some guys don’t. Whether it’s Arena Football that gave it to him or whatever, but he can see.’
“And Jared has that. It’s the vision thing.”
So, Kroenke gave Jared Goff that much praise and compared him to Warner, who threw for more than 14,000 yards with the Rams and was MVP in both 1999 and 2001. I don’t think the No. 1 overall pick, who has yet to play a snap in the NFL, has too much pressure on him.
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