5 reasons Jared Goff could become dark horse MVP candidate for Los Angeles Rams

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4. Goff’s learning McVay’s offense fast

Making Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history was a bold move by the Los Angeles Rams after finally parting ways with Jeff Fisher last season, a move that was arguably way overdue. After seeing all of his success with the development of Kirk Cousins over the last few years as offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, the Rams hired McVay with the hope he would be able to find similar success with Jared Goff.

McVay has built a reputation for himself as being an offensive mastermind, and even though the important test will come during the regular season, Goff has received plenty of praise over the months for how quickly he’s learned his new head coach’s offense. Just look at the numbers displayed by Goff (16 of 20 for 160 yards with a touchdown) during the team’s recent exhibition game against the Oakland Raiders, as this is the perfect example of what the Rams quarterback is capable of in this offense.

After finishing at the bottom of the league in 2016 by only averaging 14 points per game, all signs point to this offense taking a major leap when compared to last year thanks to this new system put in place by McVay. Based off how Cousins has turned out as an effective quarterback, Los Angeles hopes to see similar results, if not better, when it comes to Goff during his sophomore campaign with the team.