During a recent appearance on Mike & Mike, Donovan McNabb recently made a comment about how the Los Angeles Rams may have the best quarterback in the NFC with Jared Goff.
All of a sudden, the Los Angeles Rams are earning recognition of being one of the top contenders in the NFC heading into the bye week, especially after their impressive win in London over the weekend in which they shutout the Arizona Cardinals. From players buying into what Sean McVay is selling on offense to Wade Phillips turning this defense around after a rough start, there are numerous factors behind the surprising 5-2 start by the Rams.
With that being said, it’s safe to say Los Angeles wouldn’t be in their current position on top of the NFC West if it weren’t for the play behind Jared Goff at quarterback. In just his second NFL season, the former No. 1 pick has taken a major leap when looking at all of the struggles from his rookie year, and believe it or not, there’s one former player who thinks Goff may even be the top quarterback in the NFC at the moment.
Take a look at the clip from Mike & Mike below:
That’s right, Donovan McNabb of all people believes Los Angeles may have the best quarterback in the NFC at the moment with Goff, and when seeing how well the Rams quarterback has looked at times this season, it’s easy to understand why. Not only has Goff played a key role in helping the team jump out to a 5-2 start, but he’s helped Los Angeles rank at the top of the NFL at the moment by averaging 30.3 points per game.
As McNabb mentioned, it’s amazing to see Goff receive this kind of praise when many considered him to be the worst starting quarterback in the NFL at times last season, and how quickly Sean McVay’s system has impacted this offense. Goff’s numbers (1,719 passing yards with nine touchdowns and just four interceptions) may not standout like some of the other quarterbacks across the league, but also keep in mind the Rams quarterback hasn’t been dealing with as much pressure through seven games thanks to Todd Gurley stepping it up in the ground game.