Jared Goff should use latest NFL Top 100 ranking as motivation

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Jared Goff was the latest member of the Los Angeles Rams to end up on the NFL Top 100 list for the 2019 season.

Prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams were in desperate need of a quarterback to build the franchise around, and while Jared Goff still has a few areas in need of improvement, watching him develop over the last two years has been amazing to witness.

Football fans can say whatever they want about the struggles surrounding Goff from his rookie campaign in 2016, but also keep in mind that Los Angeles did a terrible job with putting him in position to succeed.

From the offensive line being horrendous to having one of the league’s weakest receiving corps, it was unfair to criticize Goff the way some critics did during his rookie campaign, but on a positive note, at least it was a great learning experience.

Two years later, Goff and the Rams are coming off an appearance in the Super Bowl, as the former California star has been fortunate enough to work with one of the top offenses in the league with plenty of great weapons to work with.

Like most quarterbacks, Goff certainly has a few areas in need of improvement, but with the progress made over the last two seasons, it’s safe to assume that 2019 could be the quarterback’s best season to date.

With that being said, no one was surprised to see Goff land on the popular list of the NFL Top 100 for the 2019 season since he’s been making a strong case into becoming a top-10 quarterback in the league.

But when it comes to Goff ending up at No. 32 on the list (No. 38 in 2018), the argument can be made that some fans expected the Rams quarterback to be higher on this list.

Obviously, most of the players ahead of Goff on the list deserve the recognition, but for a quarterback with a 24-7 record over the last two seasons with 60 touchdown passes compared to just 19 interceptions, well No. 32 seemed like a bit of a surprise.

Even though it’s difficult to make too big of a deal over a list like this, maybe Goff can use this ranking as motivation to elevate his game to new levels in 2019 to put the Rams in better position to remain a serious threat in the NFC.

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If that happens, coming in higher than No. 32 on this list next year shouldn’t be a problem at all for a quarterback like Goff.