The respect is coming for Lions quarterback Jared Goff, as he has landed in the top-10 of another ranking.
Jared Goff just had one of the best seasons of his career. He has locked himself in as the Detroit Lions starting quarterback next season, and for some he should not be dethroned in 2024, etc.
Earlier this week, Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports ranked Goff 10th in his ranking of NFL quarterbacks heading toward next season. It’s not as much of a stretch as it might seem, at least within the vacuum of the 2022 season. Acknowledgement of resumes pushed some above Goff in Cowherd’s ranking.
Marc Sessler of NFL.com has come out with his ranking of starting quarterbacks from the 2022 season. Yes, he ranked all 68 quarterbacks who started games in the league this past season.
Goff was 20th or worse in Sessler’s ranking for 2019, 2020 and 2021 (23rd last year). He made a big leap this year.
Jared Goff lands in the top-10 of another NFL quarterback ranking
Sessler has Goff at No. 8, behind Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa (?).
"If I told you in August we’d have Lawrence, Tua, Goff and Geno as top-10 passers, it would be fair to assume a devastating Earth event had swallowed half the NFL. Goff was a candidate for a sturdy campaign behind a rough-and-tumble line that planned to pound people on the ground. Still, nobody expected him to torch defenses for 29 touchdowns against just seven interceptions. That included a nine-game pick-free streak to close the year, leaving Lions management to all but anoint the Rams castoff as their guy going forward."
Tagovailoa had a nice season when he was able to play, as he dealt with concussions. But his being above Goff is questionable, and the only real issue to be had with this ranking. Most people would take all of the first six over Goff, even Lions’ fans if they’re being honest.
But it’s nice to see Goff getting some recognition on a national scale, coming off a good season for himself and the team.