Jared Goff
Goff during a game in 2017
No. 16 – Los Angeles Rams
Date of birth: October 14 1994 (1994-10-14) (age 25)
Place of birth: Novato, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in Weight: 222 lbs
National Football League Debut
2016 for the Los Angeles Rams
Career information
High school: Main Catholic (CA)
College: California (2013-2015)
NFL Draft: 2016 / Rnd: 1 / Pck: 1st
* = offseason / practice squad only
Career highlights and awards

Jared Goff is a quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. He played college football for the California Golden Bears before being selected first overall by the Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft.

College career[edit | edit source]

Goff was recruited by a number of college programs and received scholarship offers from Boise State, Fresno State, and Washington State[1] before choosing to attend and play for the University of California, Berkeley. Goff was a mid-year enrollee at Cal in January 2013 and joined the team for 2013 spring practices. In August, he was named starting quarterback for the 2013 season over redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Kline,[2] becoming the first true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start a season opener.[3]

Goff set 26 Cal records. This included passing yards (12,220), passing yards per game (329.7 ypg), touchdown passes (96), completions (977), passing attempts (1,569), total offense (12,086) and total plays (1,739). He is second, only to Aaron Rodgers on Cal’s all-time list for passing efficiency (143.95).[4][5]

After his junior season, Goff announced his decision to forego his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.[6]

College statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team Passing[7]
Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg
2013 California 320 530 60.4 3,508 6.6 18 10 123.2
2014 California 316 509 62.1 3,973 7.8 35 7 147.6
2015 California 341 529 64.5 4,714 8.9 43 13 161.2
Career 977 1,568 62.3 12,195 7.8 96 30 144.0


Professional career[edit | edit source]

All values from NFL Combine[10]
Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 4 in 215 lb32¾ in9 in 4.82 s 1.65 s 2.71 s 4.47 s 7.17 s 27 in 9 ft 2 in 36[9]

2016 season: Rookie year[edit | edit source]

In mid-February 2016, most analysts had Goff projected to be selected in the early first round of the draft, with the second overall pick of the Cleveland Browns being his most frequently predicted landing spot, or the San Francisco 49ers with the seventh overall pick.[11][12] [13] Despite not excelling at the physical tests at the NFL Scouting Combine, Goff still improved his draft stock with a strong showing in the positional drills. Goff also reportedly scored a 36 on his Wonderlic exam.<

On April 28, 2016, Goff was selected with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft.[14] The Rams had traded up in the first round and acquired the first pick from the Tennessee Titans. He and Terry Baker share the distinction of being the only quarterbacks drafted by the Rams in the first round of the NFL Draft as a Los Angeles-based franchise.[15] On June 9, 2016, Goff signed a four-year deal worth $27.9 million in money guaranteed[16] including an $18.6 million signing bonus.[17]

On November 15, Goff was named the Rams' starting quarterback for the game against the Miami Dolphins after spending the first nine games as the backup to veteran quarterback Case Keenum.[18] Goff then started the final seven games of the season. On November 20, 2016, he made his professional debut and first career start against the Miami Dolphins and lost 14–10, completing 17-of-31 attempts for 134 passing yards, and zero touchdowns or interceptions.[19] The following week against the New Orleans Saints, he threw his first career touchdown pass on a 24-yard completion to wide receiver Tavon Austin in the first quarter and had his first career interception in the third quarter after Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro picked off his pass attempt. Goff finished the game with 20-of-32 completed pass attempts for 214 yards and three touchdowns and one interception in a 21–49 loss.

In Week 14, Goff had 24 completions out of 41 pass attempts for 235 yards and two interceptions in a 42–14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In addition, he had his first career rushing touchdown on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.

In his rookie season, Goff played in seven games, all starts, for the Rams as they finished the season with a 4–12 record. He completed 112-of-205 passes for 1,089 yards, five passing touchdowns, and seven interceptions while also rushing for 16 yards and a touchdown.

2017 season[edit | edit source]

Goff entered the season with a new head coach in Sean McVay. In Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season, he completed 21-of-29 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown in a 46–9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.[20] His performance against the Colts marked his first career game with at least 300 passing yards. In Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football, Goff completed 22-of-28 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Rams to a 41–39 win over the 49ers.[21] In Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys, Goff completed 21-of-36 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' 35–30 upset win.[22] In Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks, Goff notably struggled as he had two interceptions, no touchdowns, 288 yards, and a 46.8 completion percentage for a 48.9 passer rating as the Rams lost 10–16.[23] In Week 6, Goff only threw 124 yards and a touchdown to tight end Gerald Everett against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Rams 27–17 victory despite having a 86.2 passer rating.[24] In Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals at Twickenham Stadium, Goff passed for 235 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, as the Rams won by a score of 33–0.[25] During Week 9 against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, Goff finished with 311 passing yards and four touchdowns as the Rams won by a score of 51–17, earning him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.[26] During Week 10 against the Houston Texans, Goff finished with 355 passing yards and 3 touchdowns as the Rams won 33-7. In the game, he threw a 94-yard touchdown pass to Robert Woods.[27] During Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints, Goff finished with 354 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception as the Rams won 26–20.[28] In Week 14, Goff played against the Philadelphia Eagles, going up against 2016 2nd overall pick Carson Wentz. Although passing 16-of-26 attempts, 199 yards, and two passing touchdowns, he fumbled the ball for a last minute 43–35 loss.[29] Goff, even though only throwing for 120 yards, completing 14-of-21 attempts, and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Seattle Seahawks, his team would still win in a huge 42-7 victory.[29] During Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans, Goff finished with 301 passing yards and 4 touchdowns[30] as the Rams won 27–23 and clinched the NFC West for the first time since 2003.[31] Goff sat out Week 17 as a result of this.[32] In Goff's first playoff game, he threw for 259 yards and completed 24-of-45 passes with one touchdown in a 26–13 Wild Card Round loss to the Atlanta Falcons.[33] Overall, in the 2017 season, Goff showed significant improvement from his rookie season with 3,804 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.[34] He led the league in yards per pass completion with 12.9.[35] On January 22, 2018, he was named to his first Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Carson Wentz.[36]

NFL statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2016 LAR 7 7 112 205 54.6 1,089 5.3 5 7 63.6 8 16 2.0 1
2017 LAR 15 15 296 477 62.1 3,804 8.0 28 7 100.5 28 51 1.8 1
Career 22 22 408 682 59.8 4,893 7.2 33 14 89.4 36 67 1.9 2


Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Year Team Games Passing Rushing
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2017 LAR 1 1 24 45 53.3 259 5.7 1 0 77.9 0 0 0
Career 1 1 24 45 53.3 259 5.8 1 0 77.9 0 0 0

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • PFWA Most Improved Player of the Year (2017)[38]
  • NFC Offensive Player of the Week – Week 9, 2017
  • FedEx Air Player of the Week - Week 16, 2017[39]

References[edit | edit source]

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  3. "Cal freshman QB Jared Goff prepares for 1st start", FOX Sports, 2013-08-27. (en-US) 
  4. CalBears.com | University of California Official Athletic Site (in en).
  5. California Golden Bears Passing (in en).
  6. QB Jared Goff of California Golden Bears plans to announce he will enter NFL draft. ESPN.com.
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  9. Conway, Tyler (March 28, 2016). Carson Wentz, Jared Goff's Reported Scores on Wonderlic Test Revealed. Bleacher Report.
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  11. Brooks, Bucky (Feb 22, 2016). Mock draft 2.0: Texans pluck QB Wentz. NFL.com.
  12. Jeremiah, Daniel (Feb 16, 2016). Mock draft 2.0: 49ers land Goff. NFL.com.
  13. Davis, Charles (Feb 22, 2016). Mock draft 1.0: 'Boys boost D with Bosa. NFL.com.
  14. 2016 NFL Draft Listing (in en).
  15. Wagoner, Nick (April 28, 2016). Jared Goff picked No. 1 overall by Rams. ESPN. Retrieved on April 28, 2016.
  16. No. 1 pick Goff signs rookie deal with Rams. Retrieved on May 8, 2017.
  17. Jared Goff signs rookie deal with Los Angeles Rams. NFL (June 9, 2016). Retrieved on June 9, 2016.
  18. Rams to start rookie QB Jared Goff vs. Dolphins. ESPN. Retrieved on 15 November 2016.
  19. Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Rams - November 20th, 2016 (in en).
  20. Jared Goff’s Rams blast Colts 46-9 in head coach Sean McVay’s debut. SF Gate. Retrieved on September 10, 2017.
  21. Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers - September 21st, 2017 (in en).
  22. Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys - October 1st, 2017 (in en).
  23. Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams - October 8th, 2017 (in en).
  24. Los Angeles Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars - October 15th, 2017 (in en).
  25. Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams - October 22nd, 2017 (in en).
  26. Shook, Nick (November 8, 2017). T.Y. Hilton, Jared Goff among NFL Players of the Week.
  27. Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams - November 12th, 2017 (in en).
  28. New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams - November 26th, 2017 (in en).
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams", CBSSports.com. (en) 
  30. Los Angeles Rams at Tennessee Titans - December 24th, 2017 (in en).
  31. Cleveland/St. Louis/LA Rams Team Encyclopedia (in en).
  32. Sessler, Marc (December 27, 2017). Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Aaron Donald to sit out finale.
  33. Wild Card - Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams - January 6th, 2018.
  34. Jared Goff 2017 Game Log (in en).
  35. 2017 NFL Leaders and Leaderboards (in en).
  36. Simmons, Myles (January 22, 2018). Jared Goff Named to 2018 Pro Bowl.
  37. Jared Goff. pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  38. DaSilva, Cameron. Jared Goff PFWA Most improved player. Retrieved on January 19, 2018.
  39. DaSilva, Cameron. Jared Goff, Todd Gurley win FedEx Air and Ground awards in Week 16. theramswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved on December 29, 2017.

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