Shortly after this year’s NFL draft, Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff admitted he was “a good vote of confidence” his new employer did not use a first-round pick on a rookie signal-caller. The Lions acquired Goff via a March deal with the Los Angeles Rams even though Detroit was tied with some quarterbacks in mockery of mockery.
Lions coach Dan Campbell had only positive things to say about Goff first in organized team activity, and general manager Brad Holmes recently said the club’s website I believe Detroit has a long-term answer in the sport’s most important position at the top of the depth chart today.
“I’ve never seen it as a bridge option,” Holmes said of Goff. “He was a winning quarterback. I think his resume speaks volumes for him.”
Such comments are easy to make more than a month before the training camp sessions begin and long before the preseason action, but we can’t forget that Goff it fell in favor of the Rams largely because of his submissive game. If he wins quickly and often with Detroit, it is likely that this marriage will exist happily even beyond the upcoming campaign.