Jared Goff on “system QB” label: If we win, call me whatever you want

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During the 2017 season, there was some attention paid to Rams head coach Sean McVay making the most of the opportunity to be in quarterback Jared Goff‘s ear until the communication system shuts down with 15 seconds left on the play clock.

It’s an approach that seems to make good sense, especially given the amount of success the Rams offense had last year and the amount of success they have had through two weeks this season. McVay’s influence has also led some to label Goff as a system quarterback, which isn’t a label that appears to rankle the quarterback.

“Yeah, I’ll be a product of the system if we win games, as much as I want,” Goff said in a Wednesday press conference. “We just continue to go out there and keep playing, keep putting up 30 points and call me whatever you want. I feel like I’m just continuing to develop and continuing to get better.”

McVay was asked a similar question during his own press conference and called it a “total discredit” to Goff because he’s the one making the plays on the field. That aspect is significant because it seems absurd to suggest that any quarterback could be pulled off the street and plugged into McVay’s offense and find the same kind of success that Goff has realized over the last season-plus in Los Angeles.

40 responses to “Jared Goff on “system QB” label: If we win, call me whatever you want

  1. magnumpimustache says:
    September 20, 2018 at 9:05 am
    The term system QB has got to be the stupidest term.
    Every coach installs a system.
    No coach wants a broken play on every play.

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    There isn’t really such thing as a system QB at the NFL level.

    There is in college though, and there’s a good reason why almost no system QBs get drafted and if they do they don’t stick around for long in the NFL.

  2. Jared Goff could go undefeated, win the MVP and bring home the Lombardi trophy and he’ll still probably get the classic ‘game-manager’ or ‘system’ QB label. The same goes for everyone not named, Drew Brees or Tom Brady.

  3. As other posters have alluded to,the term “system quarterback “is one of the dumbest terminologies in football today. It doesn’t matter what “system” you’re in. Success happens when you can throw precision passes and have a decent long ball like he does.

  4. “There isn’t really such thing as a system QB at the NFL level.”
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    They’re just as prevalent in the NFL. The systems are just different. The smarter coaches cater their systems to their QB’s strengths while the dumber ones keep trying to force square pegs into round holes.

  5. “System QB” is a term uses as a lame attempt for fans of losing teams to disparate QBs who beat those teams with regularity. Goff should wear the label with a badge of honor.

  6. EXACTLY….. EVERY TEAM IMPLEMENTS THEIR OWN SYSTEM….they have from day 1…… This topic is one of the most stupid discussions on this board…..& that reporters even bring it up just shows to the effortless ability they have as a WANNA-BE journalist
    I TRULY UNDERSTAND WHY B.B. GOT VES THE PRESS NOTHING….ITS ALL THEY DESERVE!!!

  7. “”They”” say ( never ever got to meet the actual group called “They”) Tom Brady is a system QB…(laughing quietly as we continue to win more games than any team in the last 20 years)…So if Goff has half as much of a career as Tom Brady… well it would be just plain dumb of him to leave a working system… 🙂

  8. All teams have systems. This point has been made a lot in the comments.

    When someone is labelled or accused of being a system qb, the inference is that he cannot play in multiple systems, but his skills really only fit into one way of doing things.

    I feel like some of the system comments miss the point. Idk how versatile Goff is. If you have enough success in one system I think it kind of dominoes your success because then that success means people keep their jobs and you get that continuity of the same system. Not that the system stays the same and is static, but fundamentally maybe it does, and there are detail adjustments.

    I think we can all agree so far that McVay is really really good. He’s done a fantastic job. The rams personnel people did a great job getting their stars paid, and then also utilizing the fact that Goff is on his rookie deal to make the above and beyond trades:signings in Cooks, Suh, Talib, Peters.

    Wow

  9. I love how people act like having good teammates and playing in a system suited to highlight their strengths is supposed to be a knock on a player in a TEAM sport.

    Correct me if i’m wrong……but isn’t that the whole point of what every team in the game is trying to accomplish? Get good players, surround them with complimentary talents, and schematically find ways to put them in the most optimal situations to succeed?

  10. The smarter coaches cater their systems to their QB’s strengths while the dumber ones keep trying to force square pegs into round holes.
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    Thank God the square peg Jeff Fisher is gone.

  11. Gary Kubiak (probably spelled that wrong) preferred Brock over Manning in Denver because Manning wasn’t suited to run his “system “
    It called for a lot of role outs or boot legs

  12. aarons444 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 10:04 am
    Don’t worry.. the fans will fight the battle for you;

    See 2-yard Tom

    Yeah you’re not jealous

    It’s amazing that after 18 years professional football players have trouble stopping 2 yard passes

  13. aarons444 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 10:04 am
    Don’t worry.. the fans will fight the battle for you;

    See 2-yard Tom..

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    How is it that a guy who can only throw the ball “2 yards” can put up over 500 yards in a single game or how has this guy somehow managed to play in 8 SBs and win 5?

    And all the while the QB for whom you cheer has only managed to make it to a single SB?

  14. The best example of this was when Joe Montana left San Francisco and went to Kansas City Gunther Cunningham was the quarterback coach in San Francisco he left with Montana and became the offense coordinators in Kansas City and guess what they ran the same West Coast system or a version of it

    When Manning left Indianapolis and went to Denver the offense looked almost exactly the same in Denver as it did in Indianapolis

  15. If Goff is a system QB, than I guess that means system QBs are what every team should strive for. He is the most underrated player in the league. There is only one quarterback in the NFL that I would trade him for (Rogers). If you don’t understand why I state this, you either haven’t taken a detailed look at Goff’s stats or watched him play week in and week out. Or, you’re just a hater.

  16. All quarterbacks are “system QB’s” in whatever “system” the coaching staff does.

    Too all the 2-yard Tommy trolls. That’s completely false. Stop lying. His stats prove you are wrong. Find a new lie.

  17. All teams have a system. If you end up Great in that system, it just means You mastered that system. I did not see QB’s winning in Washington like Goff is with a Coach from the Redskins in Mcvay. Let players be Great in whatever system they are in.

  18. All teams have a system. If you end up Great in that system, it just means You mastered that system. I did not see QB’s winning in Washington like Goff is with a Coach from the Redskins in Mcvay. Let players be Great in whatever system they are in.

  19. All teams have a system. If you end up Great in that system, it just means You mastered that system. I did not see QB’s winning in Washington like Goff is with a Coach from the Redskins in Mcvay. Let players be Great in whatever system they are in.

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