There was considerable debate on Monday about Jared Goff ranking 24th among quarterbacks in an article posted at Bleacher Report. If that gets you curious about the order of things, then how about opinions posted by Sam Monson at PFF?
ProFootballFocus posted Monson’s QB rankings on Wednesday and this time Goff ranked 17th, in between Philip Rivers in Indianapolis and Baker Mayfield in Cleveland. As noted in the comments of the previous post, this may not be the first time Goff has been ranked 17th.
Here’s what Monson had to say about placing Goff there and why the most positive outcome for Goff probably includes improved play by those around him:
When the Rams were an unstoppable offensive juggernaut, Jared Goff was a top-10 quarterback — and not just as a passenger within the system. Goff added significant value above and beyond what was schemed open in 2018, but when things have been less rosy around him, his play shows a notable decline. In the two seasons that bookended that great year, Goff’s highest PFF ranking has been 15th, and while he has been solid, he doesn’t look like a player who can elevate the level of those around him unless that baseline is already incredibly high.
Goff’s performance will depend hugely on that of his pass protection, which deteriorated last season and put him under pressure on 36% of his dropbacks.
PFF gave Goff a grade of 72.4 for his 2019 season, for whatever that is worth to you. It was down from his 85.5 in 2018 but in line with the 73.7 they assigned to him in 2017.
Other notable QBs ranked below Goff in this list: Kyler Murray, Ryan Tannehill, and Josh Allen, who is 27th. Rookie Joe Burrow ranks 22nd already. Goff is below players like Ben Roethlisberger, Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo.