No. 1: Jared Goff Finishes Top 5 In MVP Voting
As we touched on earlier, Goff has a new lease on his NFL life in Detroit. He is one of the few quarterbacks in the league with a Super Bowl appearance under his belt, even if things went south during the game. On top of a winning pedigree, the former Cal Bear posts some gaudy statistics week in and week out.
Following his ‘meh’ debut season with the Lions, Goff broke out to the tune of 4,438 passing yards, 29 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions. Assuming Jameson Williams returns to form after his suspension served, Goff will have no shortage of weapons to work with.
It will require another step up in production for the eighth-year quarterback to enter MVP discussions. I believe this leap is well within reason, and when you factor in Goff’s history of winning football games, it is easy to see a path toward votes. The “QB wins” and “analytical” voters will have to consider Goff by the season’s end.