On Friday, The Pro Football Writers of America announced that Jared Goff has been named the NFL’s Most Improved Player of the Year.
The second-year Los Angeles Rams quarterback finished the season with a 26-13 playoff loss against the Atlanta Falcons. However, the team remained positive and look forward to having a stronger 2018 season.
Goff threw for 28 touchdowns and passed for 3,804 yards with just seven interceptions in the 2017 season, while he finished with a 100.5 QBR. He lead the Rams to an 11-5 record and is the first Rams quarterback to win the award, which has been given out annually since 2000.
This was the third award won by a Rams player this week. RB Todd Gurley won Offensive Player of the Year and head coach Sean McVay as Coach of the Year. Cooper Kupp was named to the All-Rookie team.
Goff had five touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven starts in the 2016 season. He completed 54.6 percent of his passes with a 63.6 QBR under then head coach Jeff Fisher.
“You can draw on those experiences and I think this year being able to play in 16 games — because he ended sitting out of that last one [of the regular season] — will serve him really well,” McVay said. “He’ll be able to look at himself critically, learn from some of the mistakes. He did a lot of really good things too. I think it allows him to go into the off season program with a lot of confidence."