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Pro Football Focus ranks Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff 18th after two weeks

With only three TD passes and one interception, it’s not surprising that Goff hasn’t cracked the top 15. But is he on the up or down?

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Pro Football Focus released their updated rankings of NFL quarterbacks today and QB Jared Goff has found himself in the middle of the pack. What’s discouraging about Goff’s play so far is that he hasn’t been pressured much, but hasn’t excelled with that advantage. And some fans have wondered if the Rams would be comfortable looking elsewhere for a new franchise QB. Yet, Goff’s 64.6 completion percentage and 587 yards over two games is pretty good, just not elite. Goff is efficient right now and playing with a top-tier team doesn’t hurt:

On the positive side, Goff’s PFF grade of 68.7 is still above the average of 50.0 (even though 31 QBs meet this threshold), so the numbers are a little bit wonky.

Judging from the play from the top QBs so far this season, Goff needs more “big time plays,” which connects to his accuracy and timing issues. Going into his third game, Goff no longer has the excuse of not playing any preseason snaps — he needs to sharpen up his play to vault over guys like Andy Dalton (11th), Derek Carr (14th), and Case Keenum (15th).

Of course what’s driving the Goff narrative these days is the suggestion that he’s a “system QB.” Not sure where this originated, but both Rams Head Coach Sean McVay and Goff were asked about it yesterday.

The biggest question of the day: is this where Jared Goff will end up by the end of the season or is he just warming up? After studying his throws to WR Brandin Cooks from last Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals, I believe that Goff is getting more comfortable with his reads and will continue to improve.

The competition is only getting stronger with the Los Angeles Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings coming up, so if Jared Goff is going to get some more respect, he’ll have to earn it with his arm.