Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff finishes behind Russell Wilson in NFC West grades from PFF
Jared Goff finished behind Russell Wilson in PFF grades for quarterbacks in the NFC West, showing the Los Angeles Rams quarterback has some work to do.
Despite Jared Goff playing a key role in helping the Los Angeles Rams win back-to-back NFC West titles, the former California star knows Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks aren’t going away any time soon.
Prior to the hiring of Sean McVay in 2017, the Seahawks were always considered the favorites in the NFC West, although the Arizona Cardinals used to make things interesting from time to time.
But after reaching Super Bowl 53 before falling to the New England Patriots, the Rams have made a strong case to be viewed as the favorites to finish on top of the NFC West for a third year in a row over the Seahawks, although nothing is guaranteed.
Los Angeles of all teams should know that when it comes to sleeping on teams in the NFC, Seattle is the last team anyone should take lightly since they have a history of getting hot at the right time to put them in better position once the playoffs begin.
No matter how hard they try to avoid the situation, Goff and Wilson are always going to be compared for their level of impact, as these two quarterbacks literally play two of the biggest roles in the success of their beloved teams.
Based off the team results from the last two seasons, some would argue that Goff has a slight advantage over Wilson at the moment in comparison, but with the folks at Pro Football Focus recently releasing their quarterback grades within the NFC West, this is far from the case.
Obviously, there’s no reason to make too big of a deal over this since Goff certainly kept it close with Wilson, but also this makes a case how the Rams still don’t have the best quarterback in the division at the moment.
Goff certainly deserves credit for elevating his game to new levels over the last two seasons since playing under McVay has certainly paid off. And while there’s always the chance of him moving ahead of Wilson in good time, it’s clear Goff isn’t there quite yet.
Maybe if Goff were to actually lead the Rams to a Super Bowl title instead of failing to throw a single touchdown pass when needed the most, Wilson would be the one sitting at No. 2 behind the Los Angeles quarterback on PFF’s list.
At least with Goff keeping it close with Wilson, here’s to hoping this provides a little extra motivation for the Rams star heading into next season to help put his team in the best position possible to earn a trip to Super Bowl 54 in Miami.