Jared Goff has played at an MVP level this year and has been a key factor in the Los Angeles Rams' march toward the postseason. However, he's still human after all, and LA's game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night clearly revealed his biggest weakness: cold weather.
Goff has been surprisingly terrible in the two games the Rams have played in sub-30-degree weather this season (both away against the Bears and Broncos). Between these two games, Goff completed just 42 percent of his passes while tossing five interceptions and zero scores.
#Rams QB Jared Goff -- born in CA, played at Cal, plays pro ball for L.A., and has small hands -- in 2 games this season in sub-30-degree temps:— Evan Silva (@evansilva) December 10, 2018
34-of-72 passing (47.2%) for 381 yards (5.3 YPA), 0 TDs, 5 INTs.
How big are Jared Goff's hands? They measured nine inches at the combine, which, compared to Carson Wentz, who has 10-inch hands, was scrutinized heading into the draft.
jared goff is confirming every stereotype people have about people from LA overreacting to the cold— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) December 10, 2018
Goff has three fantastic matchups remaining on his schedule against the Philadelphia Eagles (home), Arizona Cardinals (away), and San Francisco 49ers (home), all of which are projected to occur in warm-weather conditions.
While that fact is great for fantasy owners looking to ride him to a title, for fans it's something to watch out for, not only the rest of this season but also moving forward.
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