Keyshawn ignites war: ‘LA Rams QB Goff is better than Murray’

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Career comparison

But we stated that these two are dissimilar quarterbacks. Murray is a dual-threat quarterback, whose offense is designed to feature his running ability as well as his passing ability.  That means that much more of the offense runs through him, and he naturally should amass more yards. But what is it about Goff that keeps him in this conversation? His career. Even with a 0-7 rookie season on a bad team, Goff’s career remains very impressive in comparison to Murray

Now the comparison of the two is clearly in favor of LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Over the past five seasons, Goff has 103 touchdown passes, 17,240 yards, a 2-2 record in the NFL Playoffs, and a Super Bowl appearance. Some will argue that this isn’t a fair comparison. Murray has only played in just his second NFL season.  But the same can be said when comparing Murray’s running back talents to his attributes when comparing quarterbacks.  So why do both?

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Career longevity

While it’s great to cheer for the next annointed NFL star, there is sage wisdom in not rushing to do so. A year ago, the Baltimore Ravens finished 14-2, and second year quarterback Lamar Jackson had a sensational season. He threw for 3,127 yards and 36 touchdowns to only six interceptions. He added 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground as well, with only eight fumbles. The 2020 season seemed to be his year to win a Super Bowl.

But the Ravens are 6-5 this year. Quarterback Lamar Jackson has appeared in 10 games, thrown for 1,948 yards, 15 touchdowns to six interceptions, and rushed 575 yards with three touchdowns and three fumbles.  Jackson has been getting dinged up this year, and then tested positive for COVID-19.

Dual-threat quarterbacks suffer from more wear and tear on their body, as even the safe-slide still pushes quarterbacks to exert and contort their bodies more actively than traditional pocket passers. Only the rare quarterback like Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson has disciplined his play to ensure a long NFL career. But NFL defenses often catch-up to players who succeed at their talent alone.