McVay’s air attack suits Rams QB Jared Goff

Head coach McVay's deep pass prowess really shined in Washington, and should benefit his young QB.

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(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

McVay’s air attack suits Rams QB Jared Goff


  • With the Washington Redskins, QB Kirk Cousins’ yards passed through the air increased each season with now-Rams head coach Sean McVay as his offensive coordinator.
  • Cousins’ 3,005 yards thrown in the air without drops was the most in the league in 2016, with Drew Brees ranking second with 2,885 yards.
  • Over the last two seasons, Cousins’ PFF passer rating was 94.72 in 2015 and 95.27 in 2016, with both ranking in the top six among quarterbacks.
  • Rams QB Jared Goff’s percentage of yards in air during his seven starts in LA was 48.8 percent, which ranked 25th out of 28 quarterbacks. In college, at California, Goff averaged 59.5 percent of yards in air in 2014 and 2015.

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    The Rams defense looks much better than anything Cousins has seen in Washington and that will benefit Goff significantly as he won’t have to rally the offense from huge deficits frequently. If Gurley can make a solid rushing contribution, the young QB will be in about the best situation he could hope for.