Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff had one of the worst rookie seasons anyone could imagine, but was it really that bad? Goff finished his rookie season with a 0-7 record, 54.6 completion percentage, 1,089 passing yards, 5 touchdowns with 7 interceptions. Not the most prettiest of stats, but could have the momentum changed because of his receivers?
According to Pro Football Focus, Jared Goff had one of the highest drop rates in the NFL last year as his receivers dropped 16 on 128 catchable passes. Those catchable balls could have possibly changed the rams overall record. Momentum would have increased, and more importantly Goff would have felt more confident in his team.
Jared Goff suffered from one of the highest drop rates in the NFL last year as his receivers dropped 16 on 128 catchable passes pic.twitter.com/09GPYfXKzl
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) July 8, 2017
Not to mention half of those passes would have resulted in touchdowns. (Which the Rams desperately needed last year). The huge drops from Lance Kendricks, Michael Thomas and Tavon Austin are just a few receivers who changed the tempo for the Rams offense. Goff is improving this offseason, it’s time for the receivers to step up. Somebody needs to take charge.
With one of the highest drop rates in the NFL, Goff was also often under the most pressure in the NFL. According to PFF, No QB in the NFL was under pressure more often than Cody Kessler in 2016 with 47.5%, but in second was Goff with 44.0%. Almost half of Goff’s plays resulted in being pressured. (Cough thanks Greg Robinson)
Long story short, Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff was practically given a piece of 2×4 and was asked to build a mansion last season. Now with a better offensive line, coaches and more importantly a receiving core that looks to be better than average, 2017 will be the true year of Jared Goff. We Not Me….