The quarterback was taken No. 1 in the NFL draft, and then sat for nine games before he got his first start.
He struggled mightily as a rookie — drawing criticism from fans who questioned whether the team mortgaged its future to acquire him — before finding his footing during his second season and putting his team on track for the playoffs.
No, that was Eli Manning.
The two-time Super Bowl champion went 1-6 as a starter in his first season with the New York Giants in 2004, and then led them to an 11-5 record and playoff appearance in Year 2.
Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, appears to be on a similar second-year trajectory.
He was 0-7...