Shotgun Shouldn’t Matter
Wentz gets points because he played both under center and out of the shotgun in college. Goff, was primarily in the shotgun.
A lot of pundits around combine time wanted to use this against Goff.
But does it really matter? According to the data, 61 percent of all NFL snaps came out of the shotgun last season. Remember, The Shield is a passing league, and playing out of the shotgun gives quarterbacks a little extra time to make their reads.
But if you still want Goff to do it, there’s no reason he can’t adapt. Can’t we agree the learning curve on going under center has shortened? Remember, this was also a knock on Marcus Mariota entering the 2015 draft–and after one season, his future remains bright.
If you watched any combine coverage, it should be clear that Goff’s feet look quicker than Wentz.
Pair that with Goff’s quick release, and Browns fans should feel confident that Goff can learn how to take snaps from under center.
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