Jared Goff has had a weird NFL career through his first four years in the league. He seemed like a clear bust after his disastrous rookie campaign, then the hiring of Sean McVay revitalized his career, and then Goff came back down to Earth last season as his team missed out on the postseason.
What many believe hurt Goff the most last year was the lack of a consistent running game behind him. Todd Gurley had clearly regressed and it culminated in his release this offseason. Last year’s third round pick Darrell Henderson and this year’s second round pick Cam Akers should be a solid one-two punch out of the Rams backfield, but it’ll be hard to completely fill the void left by Gurley.
Goff also lost one of his best receivers this offseason, with Brandin Cooks getting traded to the Houston Texans.
Entering his fifth season in the league, the Rams offense will rely on Goff more than it ever has. With this will come more opportunities to shine, but it’s hard to predict whether Goff will actually take advantage of these opportunities.