Los Angeles Rams: Goff should be proud of Pro Bowl appearance

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Even though he didn’t display the best performance in the 2018 Pro Bowl, Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams still has plenty to be proud of for his appearance.

Before this season got underway, there were some doubts surrounding Jared Goff‘s ability to lead the Los Angeles Rams on offense after seeing all of the struggles he experienced as a rookie. However, it was unfair for Goff to receive some of the criticism that he did when considering the Rams didn’t do the best of jobs protecting him due to a poor offensive line along with one of the league’s weakest receiving corps.

After sacrificing a future first-round pick to land the former California star, Los Angeles understood the only way to get the best out of Goff was to build a better offense around him during his sophomore campaign, which luckily Sean McVay started to take care of as soon as he was hired as head coach. Between bringing a veteran in Andrew Whitworth on board to boost the protection on the offensive line to loading up on talent at wide receiver thanks to guys like Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, the only person Goff would have to blame if the struggles continued this season would be himself since McVay did a phenomenal job of setting him up to succeed, which he obviously did.

Watching Goff finish his first full season under center by throwing for 3,804 yards to go along with 28 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions was just one of many examples why the future appears to be so bright for the Rams quarterback. And even though his performance in sloppy conditions during the Pro Bowl (10 of 18 passes for 86 yards with a fumble) wasn’t anything to brag about, Goff has every reason in the world to be thrilled over just playing in the game.

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Look back at Goff’s situation around this time last year, and anyone who even suggested that he would be a Pro Bowl quarterback this season most likely would have gotten a good laugh out of it since it literally seemed impossible. But thanks to Goff proving all of his doubters wrong, the quarterback should be proud of his accomplishments from this season in helping Los Angeles become contenders again in the NFC since this group just seems to be getting started for what seems to be an exciting future.