LA Rams: 3 players crucial to Jared Goff’s success in 2020

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If LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff is to have any success in 2020, he will need a few key players to step up and contribute.

Over the course of the 2018 and 2019 seasons, the Rams saw many differences in how the team operated on both sides of the ball. They were a confusing, and almost opposite team altogether in 2019, it seemed.

Quarterback Jared Goff threw for another 4,600-plus yard season, but took a step back in terms of touchdown passes (10 fewer), completion percentage (two percent lower), average yards per attempt (a full yard lower) and interceptions (four more) thrown.

There are a few factors involved as to why this happened, but it’s better to look forward now.

Whether or not you believe Goff is the man to lead this team for years to come, the fact of the matter is, he has proven to be better than average on most days — and that’s more than some teams can say they have. Heck, the Rams paid the man. They’re essentially stuck with him for the foreseeable future, but that’s not a bad thing.

Goff is good enough to win with, but he needs help — help he didn’t necessarily get for the entirety of 2019. His 2018 group was far different, particularly due to the health of one player we shall discuss later on — spoiler alert: It’s obvious. But, there is hope. The Rams re-tooled this offseason in a couple particular areas, and also may have found a secret weapon they should have deployed long ago.

In order for Goff to return to his 2018 form and the Rams’ offense to become a well-oiled machine once more, he’ll need three key players to step up.