JARED GOFF’S first season within the NFL could not have gone any worse.
And his second one could not have gone any higher.
It gave the impression to be destiny that Goff would find yourself enjoying for the Rams.
The group had made controversially relocated from St Louis to Los Angeles in the summertime of 2016 and Goff was thought-about one of many nest gamers out there within the draft.
However being a blonde haired, blue eyed California native with very best dimension, the Rams had been eager to convey a (comparatively) native star to guide the brand new franchise because the Rams returned to the Metropolis of Angels.
Goff, now 23, had additionally been a star for the California Golden Bears on the faculty stage – setting 26 college information.
- Set 26 information for the California Golden Bears
- These included passing yards, landing passes and completions
- A California native, Goff was chosen No 1 by the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 – their first decide after returning to town from St Louis
- Misplaced all seven of his video games as a starter in his rookie season
- Grew to become top-of-the-line quarterbacks within the NFL in 2017, main the Rams to their first play-off look since 2004
With some involved that LA residents did not actually need a soccer group, the organisation made the choice to take him No 1 general, forward of Carson Wentz – who was thought-about the highest prospect.
Initially, head coach Jeff Fisher opted to maintain Goff out of the highlight, leaving him on the bench and as an alternative beginning Case Keenum.
However when Keenum struggled, profitable solely 4 of his first 9 video games, the coach had little possibility however to show to the star sitting in reserve.
Goff’s introduction to life on the professional stage did not go to plan, nevertheless.
The teenager seemed misplaced in Fisher’s system, shedding all seven video games he began whereas finishing simply 55 per cent of his passes.
The phrase ‘bust’ was already being thrown round.
Fisher misplaced his job in the summertime, to get replaced by Sean McVay – and the Rams, and Goff particularly, haven’t seemed again.
Within the season opener, Goff threw for 300 yards for the primary time in his fledgling profession.
He has gone from power to power since then, throwing simply seven interceptions in 15 video games – as many as he managed in seven final season.
His accuracy has gone as much as 62 per cent, whereas he continues to attach on deep bombs to a gifted crop of receivers.
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Under Goff, and with the help of superstar running back Todd Gurley, the Rams are leading the NFL in points per game.
The Rams have also reached the play-offs for the first time since 2004 and posted their first winning campaign since that same season.
Los Angeles has a killer defence, running game and offensive line, but Goff has elevated the team to true contenders.
The future looks bright in the Golden State.