Because he thinks Goff will not only join a rarified list of QBs that somehow starts out illustriously and gradually declines to mediocrity: Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, and Mark Sanchez.
That list? The only rookie signalcallers to lead their respective teams to a conference championship game.
And apparently Gurley, the 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year, thinks Goff will exceed that feat—that the Rams are going to the upcoming Super Bowl.
The Rams were recently awarded the honor of hosting the 55th Super Bowl, which will be held in 2021 in an Inglewood stadium that has yet to be built. When a TMZ reporter referenced that announcement and asked Gurley whether he thinks he'll be playing in Super Bowl LV, the back cut the timeline down significantly.
"Yeah, next year," he said.
He also said he plans to play at the next Super Bowl in Atlanta, which will be in 2019. Gurley played college ball at University of Georgia in nearby Athens.
The reporter then asked if the Super Bowl would be "big" for the city of Los Angeles.
"The city's already big," Gurley said with a smile.