QB Jared Goff - Los Angeles Rams
|6-4, 215||Born: 10-14-1994||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 18 vs ATL (24 / 45 / 259 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Goff struggled throughout this game with being able to put consistent drives together as he appeared bothered and thrown off when his check-down to Gurley was not available as it had been the past few weeks. Goff did look more composed in the second half, adjusting to the defense and pairing up with Robert Woods instead of quickly looking to check down to Gurley as he did in the first half, but overall this is going to be something he is going to need to work on heading into the off-season as if teams game plan to take Gurley away which Atlanta did, how will Goff respond will be the question.
2017 Week 16 vs TEN (22 / 38 / 301 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / -6 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff's job was relatively easy in this game as the game plan was to dump the ball down to Todd Gurley and take deep shots down the field to keep the defense honest. Besides the screens and check-downs to Gurley, Goff was just 10/25 in this game. Goff was erratic as he overthrew several receivers and threw several 50/50 balls that his receiver was unable to come down with. Goff did throw four touchdowns in this game two of which were to Gurley one on a screen that he took 80-yards and another was a red-zone play on a dump off. Goff's third touchdown was one that he has thrown several times this season as it was a quick slant to Sammy Watkins from inside the five-yard line. Goff's final touchdown was a 15-yard pass that Goff overthrew, but Cooper Kupp made an incredible catch getting his knee down. Overall the stat line looks great due to 300-yards and four touchdowns, but this was not Goff's best game as Todd Gurley's playmaking was the primary cause for a lot of these yards and touchdowns.
2017 Week 15 vs SEA (14 / 21 / 120 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
With the game that Melvin Gordon had, Goff simply needed to be efficient to cement the blowout. His two touchdown passes were not needed, and his lone interception came on a 4th and 1 play in a goal to go situation where all of his receivers were covered. It was a little strange that the Rams went for it on 4th down after they already had a 2-score lead early in the game, but Goff's interception actually pushed the Seahawks further back than had he thrown an incompletion. His touchdown passes came to Robert Woods and Todd Gurley. The first touchdown came on a 1-yard strike to Woods after Gurley had already ran the ball in from the 1 twice before. The second touchdown pass came to Gurley on a 14-yard catch and run to put the Rams up 40-0. This was a thorough thrashing that allowed the Rams to give Sean Mannion a few reps at the end of the game and give Goff a rest. There is still plenty for the Rams to play for in the final 2 weeks of the season and Goff seems to be up to the task after this week.
2017 Week 14 vs PHI (16 / 26 / 199 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff never looked comfortable in this game as the game was somewhat choppy even though the score was as high as it was. Goff threw the ball just 26 times in this game and did not have great success other than to Cooper Kupp which a lot of this was set up with yards after the catch. The Eagles made it tough for the Rams to get anything going in this game as they largely took away the deep shots once they got the lead and forced the Rams to beat them underneath. When Goff had time he was able to consistently deliver the ball accurately an did not turn the ball over until late in the game which resulted in the game-clinching touchdown for the Eagles.
2017 Week 13 vs ARI (21 / 31 / 220 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff did not need to do much in this game as the Rams got out to an early lead and the Rams largely went conservative in this game not trying to force the ball too far down the field. Goff did a nice job avoiding pressure in this game as he has developed into a quarterback with great pocket awareness often stepping up right at the right time to make a play. Goff was able to throw two touchdowns in this game, both in the red zone the first on a quick slant to Gerald Everett and the second was a simple underneath crossing pattern by Sammy Watkins in which he was able to use his speed for the score. One drawback to the day for Goff was an interception that largely was not his fault as Kareem Martin made a tremendous play as he disengaged his blocker on the defensive line to jump up at the perfect time to make the interception.
2017 Week 12 vs NO (28 / 43 / 354 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff continues to shine as the coaching staff continues to simplify the field for Goff having him often look at one half of the field instead of the entire field. Goff continues to shine particularly when he is throwing the ball to the right side of the field. Goff did a tremendous job with his accuracy in this game as he completed 65% of his passes and the biggest thing for Goff is knowing when to put pace on the ball compared to when to taking pace off. For example, on a fly route to Cooper Kupp that was his longest completion of the day for 53-yards Goff floated the ball to Cooper Kupp to ensure that he did not overthrow the wide open receiver. When Goff has time, he is very calm and poised, but he did take four sacks in this game and struggled under pressure a little bit.
2017 Week 11 vs MIN (23 / 37 / 225 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff turned into a check-down machine in this game as he was unwilling to throw the ball deep against this tough secondary in Minnesota with Harrison Smith at safety. Goff averaged just 6.1 yards per attempt which is the lowest on the season and only had two passes longer than 20 yards and both went for 23 yards. Goff was not terrible in this game, but the team ultimately needed someone to make a big play and while he completed 62% of his passes he just did not push the ball downfield due to the coverage being very strong.
2017 Week 10 vs HOU (25 / 37 / 355 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / 3 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff continues to show his development as he had a tremendous game this week looking through his check downs to find open receivers. Goff was accurate and one of his best throws was a perfectly placed ball to Robert Woods for a 94-yard touchdown hitting him in stride about 50-yards down the field showing off his arm strength. One of Goff's best attributes in this game was the utilization of the play-action pass as he was able to sell the fakes perfectly often getting the defense to over-commit to the run which setup a significant part of the passing offense this week.
2017 Week 9 vs NYG (14 / 22 / 311 / 4 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff was extremely efficient as he completed just 14 passes in this game but averaged 22.2 yards per completion. A lot of this was due to the struggles of the Giants secondary and some busted coverage that left receivers wide open. Goff made two beautiful deep throws one to Gerald Everett on a fly route in which Goff placed the ball perfectly 40 yards down the field. Goffs other throw was to Sammy Watkins on a post route. Goff used his mobility to extend plays on the ground which bought him more time for his receivers to get open which is a great sign of pocket awareness for the developing quarterback.
2017 Week 7 vs ARI (22 / 37 / 235 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 13 / 1 rush)
Goff was a little erratic on a drive to drive basis as when he started a drive off great, he was able to throw a very high completion percentage, but when struggled early in the drive it often led to difficulty incompletions or a shortened drive. Overall, Goff had a significant amount of time to throw the ball as his offensive line pass blocked tremendously against this Arizona team that struggles at getting a pass rush as they are 27th in NFL sacks. Goff showed some mobility in his repertoire in this game as the team ran a read-option inside the ten-yard line in which Goff pulled the ball down and kept it rushing for a touchdown.
2017 Week 6 vs JAX (11 / 21 / 124 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 9 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff was asked to do very little in this game especially in the second half as the team completed just three passes in the second half. Goff was facing one of the best secondaries in the NFL and it showed as he was sacked three times, and completed just 52% of his passes only throwing the ball 21 total times. This was a week to forget for Goff, but he still did enough for his team to get a win even if it was just moving the ball enough to seal the game as he drove the team down to get a field goal completing a key 22-yard reception to Cooper Kupp with 5 minutes left in the game to seal the victory.
2017 Week 5 vs SEA (22 / 47 / 288 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)
It has been a tale of Jekyll and Hyde with Goff all season. The young quarterback has looked like the top draft selection he was at times and has also looked like a guy who is still trying to figure out the NFL. Despite all of that Goff still had the opportunity to win the game on the final drive just to see the ball fall out of the hands of Cooper Kupp in the end zone. It was amazing that Goff even had the opportunity to make this final drive after giving up two interceptions and a strip sack recovered by Seattle on consecutive drives. However, he was able to hit Tyler Higbee up the seam for 35-yards and Robert Woods for 20-yards to give the Rams a few final shots at the end zone. Goff's interceptions came on a tipped ball at the line while setting up a screen and then a horribly thrown wobbling ball across the middle. The offense was inconsistent all day and it started with Goff. The Rams face a tough secondary in Jacksonville next week that intercepted Ben Roethlisberger five times. Another interesting note is Goff was unable to connect with his top passing option in Sammy Watkins despite four targets.
2017 Week 4 vs DAL (21 / 36 / 255 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff was successful in the short yardage passing as he relied on the yards after the catch with Gurley and Kupp in this game. This was evident in both the game film and the statistics as 149 yards of Goff's 255 yards came after the catch which means his average depth of completed pass was only 5.0 yards in this game.
2017 Week 3 vs SF (22 / 28 / 292 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
After a down week two, Jared Goff rebounded in a big way this past week as he looked calm and collected against this 49ers team throwing for three touchdowns. Goff made some absolutely incredible throws in this game as he was able to leverage his pin-point accuracy and place the ball in only places that his receivers were able to catch it. This was shown on two key pass plays one to Sammy Watkins in which Goff hit him in full stride for a basket catch, and the other was a throw on the run in which Robert Woods was being face-guarded yet Goff was able to throw it over the defensive players arms. Goff utilized his legs a few times in this game to escape the on-coming blitz which otherwise would have gotten to take down Goff as he was not sacked in this game.
2017 Week 2 vs WAS (15 / 25 / 224 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 1 / 0 rush)
Goff took a step back in this game as he completed just 60% of his passes while throwing an interception and fumbling a ball that was recovered by his own team. Goff's numbers were partially inflated by connecting with Gerald Everett on a 68 yard reception in which Goff was able to buy himself time by scrambling outside of the pocket to hit a wide open Everett about 20 yards down field.
2017 Week 1 vs IND (21 / 29 / 306 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Jared Goff continues the development that we saw in the preseason. The matchup was a good one heading into this week against a Colts defense that is without Vontae Davis, but Goff was able to throw for his first 300 yard game of his career. The offensive line gave Goff all the time in the world to throw which allowed him to progress through his receivers very nicely. His best throw of the day was in the second quarter in which he hit rookie tight end Gerald Everett on a corner route in which Goff was able to place the ball perfectly to where only Everett could catch it.
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