Rams QB Jared Goff Adds 10 Pounds to His Frame This Offseason

Rams quarterback Jared Goff likes to say that he has gained 10 pounds for every year of his life. Heading into his second season in the NFL, the 22-year-old is carrying about 220 pounds on him — 10 more than he did as a rookie, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

“I hope it slows down at about 23, 24,” Goff said with a smile. “I think I’ve been doing a good job just trying to continue to get strong and just continue to work as hard as I can.”

The Los Angeles Rams’ official website lists Goff at 6-foot-4 and 223 pounds after listing him at 215 last year. After entering the NFL with a relatively slight frame, Goff absorbed 25 sacks over his final six games — far more than anybody else during that stretch — and bulked up. Goff said the added weight was merely a byproduct of his continued physical growth, not a reaction to anything that occurred last season. Still, the extra pounds should only help.

Goff remembers the extra weight he put on entering his sophomore season at Cal, and how much better it made him.

“I felt it in the pocket,” Goff said, speaking after the Rams’ minicamp practice on Tuesday. “The ability to make one guy miss is a big deal, and the ability to not get tackled by just a hand, just a guy grabbing your jersey, is a big deal. I think that’s where it helped the most.”

“It’s always important to be able to sustain some of the hits,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. “You still want to make sure that you’re fluid and flexible. I think that weight, when you’re thinking about some of the throws that you have to make in the face of a pass rush, and where you have to absorb those hits — I think it just allows you to be a little bit sturdier. I think you want to put it on the right way.”


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