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#4 NFC Quarterback: Jared Goff - Detroit Lions
It's easy to miss just how good Jared Goff was for the Detroit Lions in 2022. In fact, he was one of the better quarterbacks statistically in the entire NFL, not just the NFC. Sure, it'd be nice to see him do it again with the Lions in 2023, but Goff also has something of a track record in his own right.
You see, Goff actually started a Super Bowl, granted he only scored three points on a loaded offense, but the dance is the dance. Some might say Goff was the weak spot on that loaded team, as they went on to win the Super Bowl with a different quarterback (more on him later), but he still got there, which is more the number three quarterback can say.
#3 NFC Quarterback: Dak Prescott - Dallas Cowboys
It's so hard to rank Dak Prescott, and it's pretty much only to do with the star on his helmet.
Is he close to being elite? Is he closer to Jared Goff? He could also be Kirk Cousins, considering he puts up the numbers, then tends to fade in the playoffs.
Like Goff, he has a loaded roster to enjoy. Unlike Goff, and like Cousins, he hasn't gotten to a Super Bowl, or even a conference title game. That said, he is capable of putting the team on his back when he needs to, even if his backups have also proven capable. His ranking is fair but debatable.