The case can be made that Jared Goff from the Los Angeles Rams deserves to be on the list of MMQB’s top 10 quarterbacks for the 2019 season.
Over the last two years, Jared Goff has taken major strides with the Los Angeles Rams when it comes to developing into a top quarterback in the NFL, and even though he’s not perfect, the former No. 1 pick is in much better position than his rookie campaign.
Back in 2016 when Goff was thrown into the mix in the second half of his rookie campaign, the young quarterback looked like a deer in headlights at time as a result of a poor offensive line and weak receiving corps, which is part of the reason why he failed to win a single game (0-7).
Thanks to the risk by the Rams to make Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history at the time in 2017, Goff has quickly watched his game reach new levels over the last two seasons.
From earning two Pro Bowl honors over the last two seasons to combining for a 24-7 record while throwing for 8,492 yards with 60 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, it’s easy to see how Goff has been working his way near the top of best quarterbacks in the league.
With that being said, the folks from the MMQB podcast recently discussed their list of top 10 quarterbacks heading into the 2019 season, and in what came as somewhat of a surprise, Goff was left off the list.
First off, there are a handful of quarterbacks on the list such as Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Andrew Luck that obviously deserve to be on there, but how did Goff fail to make the list over someone like Carson Wentz?
Sure, the argument can be made that a healthy Wentz is better than Goff, but staying healthy has unfortunately been a major issue for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback over the last two seasons.
Meanwhile, Goff continues to benefit from playing in McVay’s offense, and while his numbers in the playoffs certainly could have been better, he did play a role in helping Los Angeles earn a trip to the Super Bowl before falling to the New England Patriots.
One of the best parts about sports is how every fan is entitled to their own opinion, and debating with others is always fun, but it seems unfair to leave Goff off a top-10 list like this heading into the 2019 season.
Maybe if the Rams are lucky, Goff will feel a little extra motivation to come out firing even more in 2019 after being left off this list to the put the team in the best position possible to follow up from last season’s success.
If this turns out to be the case, earning a trip to the playoffs for a third year in a row shouldn’t be an issue for Goff and the Rams.