3. Rams avoid injury risks
As long as everything goes according to plan over the next couple of months, chances are Goff and Gurley are going to be one of the league’s most dangerous duos on offense once again during the 2018 season. And while McVay may feel confident about the depth at both positions, the last thing the Rams can afford to see happen is one of these star players suffer an injury during the preseason that results in them missing valuable time when it matters the most during the regular season.
Otherwise, it would be difficult for Los Angeles to live up to the hype of being a top Super Bowl contender in the NFC since the presence of Goff and Gurley is what makes this offense so special each week. Most teams want to see their best players receive at least a little playing time in the preseason to avoid any sort of rust come September, but also this says a lot about how McVay feels about where his unit stands at this point in August.
If there were any real concerns over what kind of shape Goff or Gurley was in before Week 1, McVay most likely would have played them by now just to help them out. Since McVay seems to feel confident enough, at least the Rams don’t have to worry about any surprise injuries on the offensive side of the football.