RSP Film Room: Cal QB Jared Goff


Inside the Pylon’s Mark Schofield joins the RSP Film Room for a viewing of Jared Goff. 

I’m fortunate to have a lot of great guests for the RSP Film Room, but Mark Schofield is one of my favorites. The former college QB, former lawyer, and current must-read at Inside the Pylon does fantastic work. If you haven’t read his piece about decision-making that covers the span of one play on the field, make it a priority.

Schofield and I got together for a viewing of the junior quarterback who has this community split on his value. Some consider him as the top passer in this class. Others believe he’s far more flawed of a player.

Goff’s performance against USC reveals a lot that coincide with what I saw from him against Utah–his worst statistical outing:

  • Skill to make progression reads on a consistent basis.
  • Functional mobility in and outside the pocket.
  • Controlled aggression within the appropriate context of the game script.
  • The arm and accuracy to stretch the length and width of the field.

I also saw a multiple plays where Goff displayed good ball placement on those important intermediate routes that matter in NFL quarterbacking. Goff is the type of player whose NFL future projects within that range of Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers. Both players were undeniable talents, but the scheme, organizational stability, and personnel factored greatly into their development and the fan’s perception of them.

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