5 reasons why Rams QB Jared Goff shatters 5000 passing yards
LA Rams starting quarterback Jared Goff has flirted with 5000 yards passing in each of his past two seasons. Flirted, but never seemed to cross that career-high mark. After a bit of a struggle in 2019, some have written him off as a star quarterback who never found a way to shine.
Before we refute that premature conclusion, it’s probably the right time to lay out some of Goff’s background. Jared Goff was the top selection from the 2016 NFL Draft, in a year when there was some debate whether the top pick would be Goff or Carson Wentz. Both the Philadelphia Eagles (to the second overall pick) and the LA Rams (to the first overall pick) traded up in that draft.
The Rams moved up to the first pick by trading away a king’s ransom to have the right to choose first. Keep in mind that the team was moving up from 15 to one. The cost? Two firsts, two seconds, and two thirds.
That’s a lot to invest in a quarterback. But the outcome was very impressive. Goff has already competed in the Super Bowl. He’s already thrown for over 4,000 yards twice in his career. Wentz and Dak Prescott have only broken the 4,000 yards barrier once. 15 quarterbacks were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. from that group. The careers of Wentz, Prescott, and Goff will be tied together throughout their careers. But who will shatter the 5,000 yards passing mark? Rams quarterback Jared Goff, and here are five reasons why: