5 reasons Rams should be early NFC favorites over Eagles in 2018

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4. Goff getting better with experience

As bad as it sounds to say out loud, a lot of Rams had mixed feelings towards Jared Goff heading into last season after a horrendous rookie campaign that consisted of a 0-7 record, although the team didn’t exactly do the best of jobs providing him with the proper offense to work with. Between poor protection on the offense line along with a weak receiving corps, Goff deserved some benefit of the doubt for his struggles, but luckily all of that changed in 2017.

Thanks to McVay immediately changing the culture along with the Rams bringing on the necessary help on offense, Goff’s game would be elevated to a whole new level this past season after throwing for 3,804 and 28 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. Even better, Goff would eventually go on to replace Wentz in the Pro Bowl, making it clear the future is bright for Los Angeles at quarterback, assuming the former California star continues to get better with experience.

Goff still has a few areas in need of improvement, but also keep in mind that last year was his first full season as the starter under center, meaning the Rams were just happy to see him make the progress that he did. If year one in McVay’s system is any indication of what the future holds for Goff, Los Angeles will be set at quarterback for a long, long time.