Colin Cowherd makes big prediction for Lions quarterback Jared Goff's 2023 season

"The Herd" pundit Colin Cowherd is very bullish on Detroit Lions' quarterback Jared Goff this coming season.
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When the Detroit Lions dealt for Jared Goff, many assumed he would simply be a bridge quarterback for the team. But his play has made him look like more than that, particularly last season.

While many fans had clamored to get rid of Goff as quickly as possible, he has proven to be a player who could lead the Lions to the next level. Fox Sports analyst Colin Cowherd sees that with Goff, and on a recent episode of "The Herd" explained that Goff has been silently dominating on the field at his position.

As Cowherd pointed out, Goff was impressive in some very important ways during 2022, and had stats that rivaled some of the league's top passers.

"Jared Goff, top-five offense in the league last year. He had a 100 passer rating in the fourth quarter, among the best in the NFL. He has 31 games in his career over 300 yards passing, that's the fourth-most ever in a quarterback's first seven years. I've seen him go toe-to-toe with Patrick Mahomes and beat him. I've seen him in shootouts with great quarterbacks. He had a higher passer rating last year than Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson. The knock on him has always been (he's) not real dynamic. Either was (Tom) Brady. He can move left and right. He's not a guy that's going to get extra yards off script. He throws an absolutely beautiful ball. In Cal, Los Angeles and Detroit, he's always available. He's never hurt. He gets along with teammates."

Colin Cowherd

Goff is not flashy as other quarterbacks, but he stays on the field and gets the job done. That leads Cowherd to believe big things are coming for he and the team this season.

Colin Cowherd: Jared Goff will lead Detroit Lions to NFC North crown

As Cowherd explained, Goff's steady attributes and ability to play up in big games against major competition will help the Lions in 2023.

"There is a California vibe. He's kind of chill. So is Matthew Stafford. Jalen Hurts is kind of chill. I think he's a really good quarterback. I think some of it is, he's kind of slender, he doesn't look dynamic. He doesn't play with a lot of style, but I saw him go toe-to-toe with (Patrick) Mahomes in a Monday Night Football game and match him throw for throw. I thought it was probably the best Monday Night Football game I've ever seen. Probably the best quarterback showdown I've ever seen in the Monday Night Football game. It was unbelievable and he out-duled Mahomes. I like Jared Goff more than people do and I think Detroit's going to win their division and he's going to win another division title. I think he's pretty good."

Colin Cowherd

Goff's performance will be critical to the Lions' success this season. Count Cowherd among those who think he'll be up to the task, and the Lions will end their division title drought in line wit

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