There has been plenty of talk surrounding Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff heading into the 2017 NFL season. It is safe to assume that the moves the Rams facilitated this past offseason were made specifically with Goff in mind.
The result has been spectacular so far through the first two weeks of the preseason. Although he has played well up to this point, quarterbacks coach Greg Olson says that Goff is still far from a finished product, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez:
“Believe me,” Olson said of Goff, “he’s far from a finished product. He would tell you that. And we know that; we understand that. But we’re happy with the growth so far and the way he’s approached the process here of getting better. There’s a lot of positive things here that have come out, and he’s just gotta continue that constant, daily improvement.”
Goff put on a show in their Week 2 preseason matchup versus the Oakland Raiders. He played pretty much the entire first half and went 16-of-20 for 160 yards and a touchdown while connecting with seven different receivers.
The preseason does not by any means determine how well a particular player performs in the regular season. However, if Goff can continue to improve under the guidance of his new coaching staff, he may soon be able to cement his status as this team’s franchise quarterback.