Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes have reason to envy Jared Goff
Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff has more touchdown passes than Tom Brady, more passing yards than Aaron Rodgers and fewer interceptions than Patrick Mahomes.
The Detroit Lions (5-7) have shown they can compete with the best teams in the NFL in the 2022 season by winning four of their last five games, and a big factor has been the performance of quarterback Jared Goff, who has been racking up better numbers than elite quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.
Although Goff was invited to the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018 during his tenure with the Los Angeles Rams and he helped win the NFC West, the quarterback said that he has performed better this year compared to previous seasons.
Goff is playing his best
“I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career,” Goff said. “I’ve played good football throughout my career, but I feel more like myself than ever. I’m getting older, I understand the game more and it’s all adding up little by little.”
Goff arrived in Detroit in March 2021 in a trade in which the Los Angeles Rams acquired Matthew Stafford. Since then, the quarterback has wanted to give the Lions a winning season. To have a positive record, the Detroit franchise must win at least four of the five remaining games on the schedule: Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
“Since I came here, knowing the history of the place, the goal is to win and enjoy winning in this city to give the fans what they deserve and have craved for a long time,” said the quarterback.
However, the California graduate is aware that there are still details to work on for the Lions to advance to the playoffs.
“We are not there yet, we have a 5-7 record, but there are many positive things right now and we’re moving in the right direction,” Goff explained.
Better than Brady, Rodgers and Mahomes
At the moment, Goff has more passing yards than Aaron Rodgers, fewer interceptions than Patrick Mahomes, and more touchdown passes than Tom Brady. The Packers quarterback has 2,864 passing yards while the Lions’ quarterback has 3,022. In the case of interceptions, Mahomes has committed eight and Goff seven. Finally, TB12 has only thrown 16 touchdown passes to the 19 of the 28-year-old.