PFF shares interesting numbers for Rams quarterback Jared Goff
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff had a big season last year, but there was one spot he was particularly impressive, during the play action pass. According to Pro Football Focus, Goff had the second highest play action pass rate at 35.8 percent. He also led the league in play-action passes and play action touchdowns.
Jared Goff had the league's 2nd-highest play-action pass rate and led the league in play-action yards and play-action touchdowns pic.twitter.com/xohBF2n61r
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 17, 2019
It makes a lot of sense that the Rams ran so much play action because they have Todd Gurley in the backfield and opposing teams have to respect the run. That is a big reason that Goff had so much success throwing completions and touchdowns using the play action.
Pro Football Focus also expects big things going forward for Goff. PFF released its annual list of 25 best players under 25 and Goff was on that list.
After a disappointing rookie year with Jeff Fisher at the helm, the former No. 1 overall pick has blossomed in the subsequent years with Sean McVay. His 2018 season was his best year to date; he ended the regular season with an 85.5 overall grade, and he finished eighth in the NFL in clean-pocket big-time throw percentage (5.45%) on the year.
Goff did have his struggles at the end of the 2018 season and others had to carry the team, but hopefully, he can learn from that and get better heading into 2019.
If Gurley can continue to be effective so opponents have to respect the run, that should open up the passing game and Goff could be the leader in this category again after the 2019 season.