You've got a long way to go, kid.
At least that's what former Minnesota Vikings quarterback and Hall of Famer, Fran Tarekenton, thinks about No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff.
Tarkenton was at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon and watched the Los Angeles Rams lose in a lopsided affair, 42-14, to the Atlanta Falcons.
After the game, Tarkenton tweeted that he watched Goff play, but said, "He isn't a very good at quarterback," and then expressed surprise that he was taken No. 1 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Watched Jared Goff play yesterday. I'm sure he's a great kid - but he isn't very good at quarterback. 1st round draft pick?!
— Francis Tarkenton (@Fran_Tarkenton) December 12, 2016
Goff is 0-4 as the Rams starter and was just 24 of 41 for 235 yards and two interceptions against the Falcons. He did rush for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but by that time, Atlanta already had their reserves on the field and the outcome was no longer in doubt.
Despite the harsh criticism, Tarkenton definitely is a great evaluator of the quarterback position.
The nine-time Pro Bowler was the NFL MVP in 1975 and at the time of his retirement in 1978, owned every major quarterback record.
Part of Goff's lackluster play over the past four weeks could be the anemic Rams offense which seems to lack creativity and excitement.
That could all change next season when the Rams will hire a new head coach that is expected to come from an offensive background. Current offensive coordinator, Rob Boras, an inexperienced OC is also expected to be gone at the end of the season, so it could be that Goff just needs a better leader to learn under.
In the meantime, it's still early in Goff's career but with fellow No. 1 overall picks, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Carson Palmer, Eli Manning, and Jameis Winston all having success, he will need to produce sooner, rather than later.