Rams quarterback Jared Goff ranks third in passer rating heading into Week 4

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After struggling as a rookie, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff currently ranks third in passer rating heading into Week 4.

Entering the NFL 2017 season, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Los Angeles Rams was whether Jared Goff had what it takes to quickly learn Sean McVay‘s offense to elevate his quarterback play to a whole new level. And even though the new season is still young with Goff only playing in three games, the Rams quarterback is already proving that he’s made great progress when compared to a year ago when he was struggling just to win a game as a rookie.

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Not only is Los Angeles sitting on top of the NFC West all alone at the moment, but Goff’s numbers have been through the roof after completing over 70 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns to just one interceptions. However, nothing may be more impressive for the former California star than seeing Goff on an impressive list with Alex Smith and Tom Brady when it comes to ranking at the top of the NFL in passer rating.

Be honest, nobody expected Goff of all players to earn this type of recognition this early in the season when seeing how much of a disaster Los Angeles was in 2016, but give McVay credit for turning this team around. All of a sudden, Goff seems to have the potential to be one of the league’s next best quarterbacks, although he still has a lot to prove before jumping that far ahead.

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Either way, the important factor is the decision to trade up for Goff during the 2016 NFL Draft seems to be paying off big time for the Rams, and hopefully the former top pick continues to play at a high level on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. With all of the uncertainty surrounding Los Angeles on defense, McVay may find himself relying on Goff even more just to give his team a fighting chance against Dallas.