Los Angeles Rams: 4 grades for the first half of the 2018 season
Entering year three, quarterback Jared Goff still had questions attached to him despite the success the Rams experienced in 2017. Goff had an 11-11 record and all the promise in the world with head coach Sean McVay at the helm of the most explosive offense in the National Football League.
As a Goff cynic, I wasn’t entirely sold on the fandom that surrounded every throw he made and the argument extrapolated that the Rams at 11-5 meant he’d arrived.
Then again, I wasn’t the only one who thought that either.
Bottom line is he’s been solid in 2018 while at the controls on the field directing the Rams offense. He also looks to be settling into the type of quarterback that is selected with the first overall pick in an NFL Draft.
Best of all is he’s become the extension of McVay and executes the game plan that would allow the Rams offense to pick up where it left off last season. He’s also done so with minimal mistakes, been remarkably accurate down the field, and is emerging as the kind of leader franchise quarterbacks tend to be.
Make no mistake, Los Angeles isn’t 8-0 without the efforts of Goff. He may not be the straw that stirs the drink on offense, but his steadiness though the first half is significant.
Jared Goff – A