McVay Wants to see Continued Improvement from Goff in 2018

improvement throughout the 2017 season, leading Los Angeles to an 11-4 record in the 15 games he started.

You're likely aware of the stats: 3,804 yards passing, 28 touchdowns, just seven interceptions. Goff completed 62.1 percent of his passes, had a 100.5 passer rating, and finished leading the league with 12.9 yards per completion.

"I think the biggest thing is anytime that you're talking about the quarterback position, really pleased with Jared's progress and the way that he continued to improve throughout the course of the offseason," head coach Sean McVay said at the league meetings in Orlando on Tuesday.

So what would McVay like to see next from the young quarterback as the offseason program gets going in mid-April?

"For him, it's just about continuing to really become an extension of the coaching staff," McVay said. "He's very coachable. I think that was the one thing — very coachable and then a guy who wasn't afraid to take accountability for maybe some of the things that didn't go the way you wanted his rookie year. But I think that was instrumental in terms of his ability to improve."

Even though former offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and former quarterbacks coach Greg Olson have departed for Tennessee and Oakland, respectively, McVay is confident that prompted passing game coordinator Shane Waldron and QBs coach Zac Taylor can provide Goff with proper guidance.

"I think you have so much respect and appreciation that Matt and Greg both had, but you feel good about being able to move forward because you have people like Shane Waldron and Zac Taylor in place to be able to move up and take on some additional roles," McVay said. "And they've already been really intentional about getting to know Jared better, making sure that he feels comfortable."

That comfort factor is important so that the group of coaches knows how to put Goff in the best position to succeed.

"It's his job to feel comfortable enough to be able to communicate, 'Here's the things I like, here's the things I don't,'" McVay said, noting that the coaches' responsibility then becomes, "Let's continue to figure out how we can accentuate and maximize your skills.

"I think to Jared's credit, as we got more familiar with each other specifically in mine and his relationship — he was able to articulate that," McVay continued. "Those are things that you feel really good about and he had a little more bounce in his step after last year."

But even in the offseason when McVay is unable to work with Goff himself, he's aware that the quarterback has taken steps to improve in 2018.

"He's already worked with Tom House and those guys, figuring out ways he can get better," McVay said. "He's gotten with a lot of our receivers with Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, and you know working intentionally about trying to be better and hopefully trying to avoid those feelings that we had at the end of the year."

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