Spot on. People don’t always see this. 2013 Stafford had a late season meltdown and 2014 Stafford couldn’t grasp an under center offense. That offense squandered the best defense we have had in half a century
If Goff were QB in 2014, with Tate and CJ we beat Dallas and make a deeper run
The other point from your observation is Stafford continued to improve and arguably had his best season in 2017-.2019 with the Lions. That would project to 2025 -2027 for Goff
A couple of other things to think about, watch the video of the locker room celebration today and when DC mentions Goff and his play to the team, they erupted with cheers
Which brings me to my 2nd point regarding Goff, his teammates love him. We were down to the Bears in the 4tj quarter and one of the bears players took that late hit on Goff and it awoke the whole team. They have been lights out since. IMO that is the turning point of the season
Herbert is in danger of not making the playoffs a 3rd year in a row to start his career, and I wouldn’t be shocked if the Phins fell apart down the stretch too…. Both Tua and Herbert are likely to da d their respective 240-270M extensions this off-season.
Josh Allen might win the SB this year, or he may get bounced from the playoffs before the AFC Championship again this year.
I bet we will soon see that both Cleveland and Denver made massive mistakes trading away all that draft capital, and paying all that cap money….
I bet that the Cardinals owner will regret his Kingsbury hire and Murray extension by November is next year.
It truly amazing what a phenomenon Mahomes has caused.
All five guys and Cabinda with Wright lurking and Jackson to check on him at the start, not to mention Goff jawing at them, which every teammate will respect as long as he is smart. Which he was. #85 grabbed him and he walked off and let his big fellas handle the dirty work.
Funny part is commentator was even like “Hey, not the smartest move to mess with those guys.”
Dan Campbell isn’t the only one who has this team. Goff does, too.
I’m giving Goff props for real , but he is in a better situation than Stafford ever was and Matt had some of thee worst moron GM’s, HC’s, DC’s, and leaders I have ever seen on a football team…It’s not even close…yup Matt had CJ until our staff saw fit to get rid of him, Tate, Amendola, and Golladay…all gone the group never recovered, the Defense blew, The Oline saw Stafford get beat to a pulp in his career here, Goff never had that issue here. AND Goff’s team will not quit fighting no matter what , I’ll admit to a piss-poor memory on my behalf, but I can’t remember the team fighting like this while Stafford was the back.
I saw players out of shape, out of position, that seemed confused on what their jobs were, and were getting ran over during games and laughed at as a team…Stafford was on.