Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is still looking to record his first win as an NFL starting quarterback, but feels he is picking up first-year head coach Sean McVay’s offense “much quicker” than the offense he played in his rookie season.
McVay said that 95 percent of the offense was installed before the end of mandatory minicamp last week, and the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft is feeling confident in his understanding of the newly implemented offense.
“If that’s what we have in, I’d say I’ve understood all of it and grasped all of it so far,” Goff said, via ESPN.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback completed 54.6 percent of his pass for 1,089 yards and threw five touchdowns to seven interceptions in his rookie season. While Goff was unable to lead Los Angeles to a win (0-7) in 2016, the 22-year-old quarterback did show some glimpses of promise.
The Rams are hoping McVay’s offense will lead to more points and yards in 2017, as their offense finished dead last in yards and averaged the fewest points per game last season.
Los Angeles’ front office added some weapons to the offense both through free agency and in the draft, and are hoping three-time Pro Bowl veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth can solidify the left side of the line. The Rams are also counting on a bounce-back year from star running back Todd Gurley, who averaged just 3.2 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns one year after winning Offensive Rookie of the Year.
While Gurley and rookies Gerald Everett and Cooper Kupp are sure to garner plenty of attention on the offensive side of the ball, all eyes will be on Los Angeles’ quarterback as he enters his second season.