Jared Goff is coming off a good season, and one analyst/radio host has ranked him as a top-10 quarterback in the NFL heading into next season.
The 2022 season was a pivotal one in the career of Jared Goff, and he delivered. As the Lions won eight of their last 10 games, he did not throw an interception after Week 9. He finished top-10 in the league in passing yards (4,438), passing touchdowns (29), passer rating (99.3), yards per attempt (7.6) and QBR (61.1).
The return of offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is huge for Goff and the Lions’ offense, and the arrow is definitely pointing up for the entire team looking to the 2023 season.
With the conclusion of an NFL seasons comes the natural looks to the next season, if only to fill a content void and for some create talking points.
On his show Tuesday, “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”, FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd unveiled his top-10 NFL quarterbacks looking to next season. He excluded draft picks, however naturally since we don’t know who Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, etc. will be playing for.
Is Jared Goff a top-10 quarterback in the NFL?
Here’s what Cowherd said about Goff.
"And No. 10, it’s weird, but Jared Goff was outstanding down the stretch. He was unbelievable, 15 touchdowns and no picks in the last two-and-half months. Ben Johnson returns. Listen you could say, well ‘he’s got a good o-line’. Yeah he does, I’m counting that. Great OC, great o-line, two capable running backs. I thought he had a great year. No. 4 in total offense. Better at home than on the road. Better in a clean pocket than a muddy one. But I think…listen he’s a former No. 1 overall pick for a reason. He’s a talented guy. I’ve always said, he’s like Matt Ryan with a much better arm. And Matt Ryan won an MVP."
Adham Beydoun of Woodward Sports made a case that Goff should be higher than No. 10, with particularly questionable placement of Matthew Stafford (No. 7) and Aaron Rodgers (No. 8) based on their level of play this past season.
The closing stretch of the 2022 season was Goff performing at a peak level. It will be a challenge to replicate that next season, even with Johnson back calling the plays.
So Lions fans, what do you think of Goff’s placement on Cowherd’s top-10 list? Too low? Just right? Should he be on it at all?