After comparing Jared Goff to Mitch Trubisky yesterday, it is worth re-examining after his breakout game
This may not be a weekly series, but after noting that it took 15 starts for Jared Goff to even begin to find his way in the NFL, Mitch Trubisky had a breakout game in start number 16. So, it is worth looking into how Goff did in starting 16, and once again seeing how far off Trubisky is career-wise.
Again, let’s remember that Goff had over 1,000 more college passing attempts, and also was suppressed by Jeff Fisher for seven starts, while Trubisky suffered through 12 John Fox starts. Goff should be a bit better.
Through a seasons worth of starts, Jared Goff was just a 58.4% passer. That comes on 284 completions from 486 attempts. Trubisky has 24 fewer starts with 460 in his first 16 starts. However, he already has three more completions than Goff, with 287, a 62.4% completion rate.
Through 16 starts Jared Goff put up 3,474 yards. That is an uptick over Trubisky, who is at 3,138 career yards. The disparity in yards per attempt is 0.3 with Goff averaging 7.1 yards per attempt and Trubisky averaging 6.8.
Goff really hit his stride over starts 15 and 16, which resulted in seven touchdowns and no interceptions. That boosted his touchdown total to 21, a 4.3% rate. Trubisky put up six touchdowns in one week. Still, he is behind Goff at this point with just 15 touchdowns in his career, a 3.2% rate.
Sure, he has 24 fewer attempts. Still, Trubisky has one less interception, leading that category 11 to 10. You could round up on Trubisky and get a 2.2% rate, which would match Goff if you round down. Trubisky is throwing an interception at a 0.05% clip lower.
Trubisky is still compelling passes at a much higher clip. However, Goff is still taking shots down the field more in his first 16 starts, and it has amounted to more touchdowns. Still, the two are 7-9 as starters in their first 16 games. When you compare Goff to Trubisky and factor in the situations around them, they still are not very far off in their progression.