3 steps LA Rams must make to earn respect for QB Jared Goff

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Here are 3 steps the LA Rams must make to earn QB Jared Goff the respect he is due

The LA Rams know that QB Jared Goff is their quarterback for the foreseeable future. The team has paid him to be their quarterback for the foreseeable future. Each year, Jared Goff is among the NFL’s leading quarterbacks in terms of yards passing. But each year, Jared Goff disappears when players are ranked by their peers, or by sportswriters. In fact, the only quarterback to be drafted since 2016 to start in a Super Bowl game is, Jared Goff.

In a recent survey published by the Athletic’s Mike Sando,  LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff was ranked 16th, firmly entrenched as a Tier III quarterback.  In terms of the NFC West, he was the third-ranked quarterback from the NFC West.  Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson tied for the top-rated quarterback.

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The next quarterback was Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray on 14th.  And yet, the quarterbacks from the class of 2016 who continue to get the attention and respect are of course the Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott ranked 12th, and  Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz, who ranked 11th. We revisited the records of quarterbacks from that class, and found the following:

Jared Goff’s career record:         33-21 Yards: 14,219  TDs: 87 INTs: 42 Comp %: 62.4
Carson Wentz’ s career record: 32-24 Yards: 14,191 TDs: 97 INTs: 35 Comp %: 63.8
Dak Prescottf’s career record:  40-24 Yards: 15,778  TDs: 97 INTs: 36 Comp %: 65.8

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What we see in this chart can be misleading.  Prescott has played in more games and made a far greater number of attempts than his counterparts.  As a result, all three are relatively similar in statistical output.