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Most Significant Rookie Addition: QB

The Footballguys staff examines the significant rookie additions at quarterback

The Footballguys staff was asked to mention their most significant rookie quarterback for the upcoming season. Most significant can have a lot of meaning, so - in this case - it means we just asked our guys to pick the rookie quarterback they most wanted to write about. Here are the results.

Player Receiving 10 Votes

Jared Goff, Los Angeles

Alexander: No rookie quarterback figures to be worthwhile for fantasy purposes this season, but at least Jared Goff will open 2016 as a starter (Case Keenum's current standing atop the LA depth chart can be safely ignored). Goff was the best quarterback prospect in this year's draft, blending a quality arm with a clean release, proper footwork, and strong pocket awareness in his time at Cal. But even with his pedigree, Goff faces an uphill climb to fantasy relevance. After playing almost exclusively from the shotgun or pistol last season, Goff will have to adjust to NFL game speed while working from under center. He's also got to contend with Jeff Fisher's offensive philosophies and LA's barren wide receiver depth chart. Last season, the Rams somehow had the fifth-lowest pass play percentage in the league despite finishing 19th in average scoring margin. And it certainly doesn't help Goff that his best receiver goes 5' 9'', 174 lbs. Even if he is the most significant rookie addition at quarterback, Goff can safely be ignored outside of two-quarterback leagues.


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