McVay's offense provides upside for QB Jared Goff
The Los Angeles Rams turned to offensive-minded coach Sean McVay to right a Rams offense that after three years never graded higher than 27th overall. McVay’s progress with his former pupil – Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins – shows promise for the Rams and young QB Jared Goff.
- Since he took over as offensive coordinator for the Redskins in 2014, Washington’s offense vaulted from a 24th overall grade by PFF, to 18th in 2015 and finally up to sixth in 2016.
- Over the last three seasons, Cousins averaged 8.1 yards per attempt in 2016 – third best among quarterbacks. Goff’s 2016 yds/att was 2.8 yards less than Cousins – and dead last in the NFL among 37 qualifying quarterbacks.
- The Rams have had only one quarterback throw for more than 2,200 yards since 2012, and only twice has a quarterback thrown more than 3,500 yards since 2010.
- Goff’s final year at Cal saw him finish with an overall grade of 87.9 while attempting 531 passes. Cousins has averaged 598 attempts over the last two seasons.