LA Rams QB Jared Goff sacked fewer than most quarterbacks

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LA Rams Jared Goff
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LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff has a knack for avoiding sacks, and that’s a very good thing heading into 2020.

If you discuss the 2019 NFL season with LA Rams fans,eventually the discussion will eventually land at the play of their offensive line last season.  After all, the injuries began early and kept coming, forcing the Rams to call up players from the practice squad, trade for OL Austin Corbett, and sign up players from other NFL teams practice squads just to ensure the team dressed enough offensive linemen.

After all was said and done, quarterback Jared Goff was sacked just 22 times in 2019.  That is fewer than Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (23 times), fewer than Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (37 times), fewer than Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (38 times), fewer than San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garapolo (36 times), and even fewer than Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson (23 times).

Truth be told, 22 sacks is the fewest number of sacks on Goff in his four NFL seasons. Over 16 regular season games, that is just 1.38 sacks per game.  Most offensive coordinators will be delighted with that average over a season. And yet, fans are convinced that the offensive line played terribly in 2019.

Who’s right?