2. Jared Goff, Lions
The Lions opened up this season with an unbelievable win over the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. Detroit led a well-balanced offensive attack, using both David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs in a variety of ways and proving that their running back tandem is going to be a problem this year.
Meanwhile, Goff led a formidable passing attack. He finished going 22-of-35 for 253 yards and a touchdown to Amon-Ra St. Brown, was only sacked once and played turnover-free football. It was about as clean and solid a game as you could ask for from Goff.
Last year, we saw Goff begin the season on fire, with fantasy football managers thinking he could be a league-winning type of player. This season, it appears as though Dan Campbell and his staff want a well-balanced offensive attack where they can punch opposing teams in the mouth with their run game, wearing out defenses as the game goes on.
Goff will still make plenty of plays, especially with weapons like St. Brown and rookie tight end Sam LaPorta. Next week, Goff will take on the Seattle Seahawks and a quarterback coming off a bummer of a performance in Geno Smith, as the Lions look to improve to 2-0.