Add Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff to the long list of players who aren’t exactly fond of preseason games.
As a matter of fact, Goff prefers joint practices:
The Novato, Ca. native is also up for a contract extension at some point in the near future.
Goff specified that the Rams offensive line was able to get about 40 or 50 reps against Chargers defensive linemen Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa, compared to what likely would have been around 10 in a preseason game.
The 24-year-old is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he threw for 4,688 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing 64.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 101.1, helping lead Los Angeles to an NFC West division title and a Super Bowl appearance. He also made the Pro Bowl.
Goff, who played his collegiate football at the University of California, was originally selected by the Rams with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He made seven rough starts during his rookie year, throwing for 1,089 yards, five touchdowns and seven picks while completing just 54.6 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 63.6.
Goff then broke out the following season, finishing with 3,804 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions, completing 62.1 percent of his passes and recording a passer rating of 100.5 en route to his first Pro Bowl selection.