Another Los Angeles Rams victory and another critique of their franchise quarterback, Jared Goff. The current complaint? Goff isn’t finding enough success with the deep ball. I guess that short passes to WR Cooper Kupp aren’t good enough for NFL.com. However, they are good enough for wins because I just checked and the Rams are 3-0.
NFL.com released their week 4 QB index and here’s what they had to say about Goff:
You know what’s crazy about this list? Two spots ahead of Goff, at number 12, is QB Baker Mayfield, a player that was arguably exposed as being overrated on Sunday Night Football against the Rams’ defense. Last week, Goff was ahead of Mayfield, but after a victory on the road, Goff drops three spots? Cool story, bro.
Goff needs to limit his interceptions while also finding a way to get more touchdown passes to move up this QB index. Or does he? If the Rams go 16-0 this season and win the Super Bowl with Goff still lingering in the teens of this list, are we really going to care?
Week 4 will be an interesting test for Goff, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into town with a strong run defense. Will that mean more passing attempts than usual for Goff? Could the still-in-development offensive line hold it together long enough for WR Brandin Cooks to get open for a deep ball?
But again, it’s all a bout priorities. If the Rams are undefeated, but Goff is still listed below QBs like Matt Ryan and Dak Prescott, the Ramily will still be able to sleep at night.