Dazzling quarterback play, bad calls, coaching gambles gone wrong: just another week in the NFL. We’ll give you all the 2018 NFL news you can handle in under three minutes each week. (Disclaimer: You can stay longer than three minutes. Time is relative.) Here’s the best of the NFL from Week 4.
East Or West, Goff Shining Like The Sun
Admit it, you were ready to write off Jared Goff as a bust practically from the moment you saw him telling the world on HBO’s Hard Knocks that he wasn’t sure which direction the sun rises and sets. There has to be a reason nobody has written a Playing Quarterback For Dummies book, right?
Sure enough, Goff, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016 out of Cal, looked overmatched as a rookie, throwing seven interceptions against five TD passes in seven starts. Yet here he is two years later, not only leading the LA Rams to a 4-0 record but drawing dizzying comparisons after some eye-popping throws in last week’s win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Indeed, Eric Dickerson, the Rams’ Hall of Fame running back, went so far as to say it’s appropriate Goff wears No. 16. “I started calling him Jared Montana,” Dickerson told FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd. “Those passes were like Joe Montana passes.”
Whoa. Joe Cool? Really?