Ranking the NFC North QBs after the Aaron Rodgers trade to the Jets

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins
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Quarterback No. 3

Jared Goff (Detroit Lions)

Jared Goff is coming off his best season since he helped the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl in 2018.

In 17 games last season, Goff completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 4,438 yards, 29 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. His performance resulted in a 99.3 quarterback rating and a 61.1 QBR, the second-best single-season QBR he's finished with in his NFL career.

For 2023, Goff will get to work with offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for the second year in a row. With Johnson calling the plays last season, Goff and the Lions finished with the league's fifth-best scoring offense, their highest ranking since 2011.

Goff should still be able to put together some solid numbers in 2023, but he'll have to do it without some of Detroit's top offensive performers from last season in running back Jamaal Williams and wide receiver D.J. Chark, both of whom certainly made the veteran quarterback's life easier in 2022.