While quarterback Jared Goff didn’t find himself injured or miss a ton of time in 2019, he saw his touchdowns regress and his interceptions spike while playing behind a rickety offensive line. His latest campaign was such a negative contrast against his previous two seasons that the folks at Betmgm.com listed Goff among their opening favorites to win the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award with 40/1 odds.
Goff’s currently tied alongside Jets linebacker C.J. Mosely, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, Bills wide receiver Stefon DIggs, and free agent running back Devonta Freeman.
In 2017, Goff recorded a career-best 4:1 touchdown to interception ratio when he threw 28 scores to just seven interceptions. In 2018, he set a career-high in passing yards (4,688) and touchdowns (32) while also throwing 12 interceptions. That number of picks isn’t terrible but it’s still the most he’s thrown in a season.
Goff has lost wideout Brandin Cooks and running back Todd Gurley, both of whom played a role in those peak seasons, but the additions of Cam Akers and Van Jefferson should make things a little smoother for him as he, and the rest of the team, transitions into a new season and a new stadium.
Now for some links.
J.B. Long discusses how important the right tackle position is to the success of the offensive line (TheRams.com)
Stu Jackson looks at the wide receiver position for the Rams going into 2020 (TheRams.com)
Bret Stuter says 2020 is a make-or-break season for these five Rams defensive players (Ramblin Fan)
Cameron DaSilva reports on QB Jared Goff having 40/1 odds to win Comeback Player of the Year (The Rams Wire)
Rodger Sherman delves into the Colin Kaepernick situation with clearer vision than four years ago (The RInger)
Maurice Moton takes a look at the latest offseason buzz around the NFL (Bleacher Report)
Agent Drew Rosenhaus believes the NFL needs to give Colin Kaepernick a chance (Bleacher Report)
Josh Edwards picks the best draft picks at every spot in the draft, all the way up to 256th (CBS Sports)
Mike Florio discusses Ohio State having players sign waivers before participating in voluntary workouts (Pro Football Talk)
ESPN takes a look back at the best and the worst in the NFL of the last decade (ESPN)