10 reasons to believe in this LA Rams offense and QB Goff

Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
10 of 11
LA Rams Jared Goff
Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

II – Reynolds still very dangerous

The LA Rams have every reason to hope for huge games from WR Josh Reynolds. Not only does that mean success in the present, but it improves the likelihood that Reynolds’s market price will be significant enough to warrant triggering a compensatory pick in the 2022 NFL Draft if he signs with another team in free agency.

Reynolds is a four-year veteran with the team, and prior to 2020, he has struggled with catching the ball with any consistency. It was the inability to come down with the ball that limited his snaps on the Rams offense. But that is changing.  While he continues to be dependable, he is catching the ball far more effectively this year.

Career-high season

As a result, the Rams throw his direction more often, resulting in more catches and more receiving yards. He is putting up career highs this year, with the exception of touchdown passes. Still, he is a streaky receiver. In one game, he will come down with eight of ten passes thrown his way. But the previous week, he will catch just four of nine passes intended for him.

In both games when Reynolds caught fewer than 50 percent of the passes thrown his way, the Rams lost.  Reynolds has worked his way to an important player in the Rams offense. The Rams are discovering that Reynolds performs best when he is rotated in for a handful of passes. That creates opportunities for other receivers to step up.