Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff doesn’t seem to mind much being labeled a “system” quarterback which is good, because he is.
First off, it’s no knock on Goff. The previous “system” that was the dumpster fire/Jeff Fisher era had a “system” which provided the rookie quarterback the best shot at what was a disastrous 0-7 record, and start to his career. That “system” was a prime breeding ground for what some saw as another first round bust before he really had any chance.
My question is why is “system” a bad label for a quarterback, especially in this hyper-managed NFL where everyone is mostly micro-managed, especially the QB position?
I mean McVay is in Goff’s ear, literally before every play.
As a reminder for fans who were so offended, that “system” scored an Offensive Player of the Year in Gurley, and a Coach of the Year in McVay himself.
Heck, you can make the argument that indirectly, it was a significant contributor in Aaron Donald being the Defensive Player of the Year coming off of an 11-5 record in 2017.
While I may disagree with McVay that it’s a “total discredit” to Goff, I do appreciate his quarterback being far more logical and pragmatic in his assessment of a label that is not a criticism.
“Yeah, I’ll be a product of the system if we win games, as much as I want,” Goff said in a Wednesday presser.
“We just continue to go out there and keep playing, keep putting up 30 points and call me whatever you want. I feel like I’m just continuing to develop and continuing to get better.”
Goff being a “system” quarterback is the correct assessment. Given his comments, he knows it’s not a bad deal for him, especially if they are winning football games.