"What John Wall is to the Washington Wizards is what Jared Goff is about to be to the Los Angeles Rams - an anchor around their neck that brings them to mediocrity." - @getnickwright pic.twitter.com/M7k3Kf309P
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) November 11, 2019
Wall promptly responded to Wright's criticism and the latter clarified his claims.
Wasn't trying to be funny & honestly wasn't trying to take a shot, even if it looks that way.
You're hurt, so it's not your fault, just a reality of your contract & the impact on the team since you're not able to play.
Goff is playing, he's just been terrible.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 11, 2019
With Wall expected to be sidelined for the entirety of the 2019 NBA season, his contract has been under constant scrutinization. Goff, on the other hand, is fully healthy and has been struggling mightily this season.
Goff has thrown for 2610 yards this season with 12 touchdowns and an alarming 9 interceptions.
He recently agreed to a four-year, $134 million contract and has not lived up to it thus far.
The Wizards are hopeful that Wall can get back to full health and rejoin this group when he is ready.
With a depleted roster, the Wizards are currently sitting at a 2-6 record, but anyone who follows this team knows the fight they've put in game-in and game-out and that their record doesn't tell the full story.
This will be a matchup that you do not want to miss.
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John Wall fires back at FS1's Nick Wright over comparison to Jared Goff originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington