Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff has a message for the skeptics: count his team out at your own peril.

Goff, selected first overall in 2016, will anchor a Rams team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2004 but is optimistic about closing on the gap in the NFC West.

“I think we’re a lot closer to where we want to be than people may think,” Goff said during his press conference Monday. “We got the players, we got the talent, we got all the pieces we need. It’s just about putting it together now.”

The Rams tried to revitalize their offense, signing premier pass blocker Andrew Whitworth and wide receiver Robert Woods in free agency, giving Goff more talent to work with.

Goff will be instrumental in trying to get the Rams out of their perpetual rut, but skeptics will need to see more from the team in order for them to take his bold proclamation at face value.

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