As relieved as Los Angeles Rams fans are that through 10 games Jared Goff hasn’t fallen off the pace he began to display in Week 1, is how anxiety ridden they should feel when Super Bowl champion Drew Brees comes out of the tunnel.
Goff and the Rams have faced a good mix of NFL quarterbacks. Outside of the season opener against Indianapolis, LA has seen everyone from Kirk Cousins, to former teammate Case Keenum, to will be Hall Of Famer Drew Brees this Sunday.
They’ll see more quality QB’s before this season ends, but that’s still to come.
Brees is a gamer, which is to say that you haven’t beaten him and the Saints until the clock reads all zeros and your shaking hands at midfield.
If Los Angeles felt stifled by Minnesota, it’ll likely feel like a pinball game in Week 12. New Orleans can score in bunches, which might actually favor the Rams.
But the matchup worth watching is the second year quarterback for the Rams and the veteran Brees.
Don’t kid yourself, Goff looks to be a good one after a seven game 2016 sample that said otherwise.
That said, fans will get a look at a sure fire HOF’er and Super Bowl quarterback who’s game is still better than an overwhelming majority of starters in the NFL.
Rams fans should hope Goff can measure up, even a little, to such a standard one day.