Goff’s 2021 QBR was 24th, in 2022 he’s up all the way to 5th best, and while QBR isn’t the end all be all of stats, I think this accurately tells the story of how much Goff improved this year, and how good he is now. Not elite, but the bottom of the top.
Mahomes, Allen, Tua, and Hurts had better QBR’s, keeping in mind that QBR favors rushing QB’s.
In old school QB Rating, Goff finished 7th behind, Tua, Mahomes, Garapollo, Hurts, Smith, and Burrow. Rating favors TD’s but Goff wasn’t asked to throw many of them because of our great red zone rushing.
This is where Goff crushed everyone: He had the lowest TD/Int ration in the league, despite his team having so many rushing TD’s. I would say this is the one area where you can definitely say he was “Elite” this year.
Goff was sacked the least of every top QB besides Tua and Brady. A credit to our O line and Goff’s awareness and Ben’s scheme.
If you look at Goff’s splits there are still signs he needs pieces around him, given that his poorest games coincided with injuries on the line and in the receiving corp.
In contract negotiations, Goff will be able to solidly argue for top 5 qb money based on his performance this year. As much as we want to go on a spending spree, we’ll still need to make sure we are in a good position to have the option of extending him in 2024.