The Detroit Lions are entering a new era with Jared Goff at quarterback, and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn believes the former Los Angeles Rams quarterback has been solid so far.
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jared,” Lynn said during an appearance at the Compass on the Beat podcast, as transcribed by Pro Football Talk. “Just giving him some input and watching him grow as the leader of our football team, it’s been really nice to see him. But he’s had really good practices and we hope he moves into the training ground and the regular season. But I’m very happy with what I’ve seen so far. ”
Lynn and Goff shared a city from 2017 to 2020, when Lynn coached the Los Angeles Chargers, but the two haven’t seen each other much in the season. However, the Rams and Chargers shared training camp practices in two of those seasons, and Lynn said he was approachable and personal with Goff in those sessions.
“I’ve seen the guy for two years up close and personal in practice and I’ve always been impressed with his arm talent,” Lynn said.
Goff said later that he had been exchanged to the Lions than him you feel “empowered” to help build the offense around what he feels is best.
While many see the former Rams signal-caller as a bridge quarterback for Detroit, Lions general manager Brad Holmes he said last month he could predict that Goff would be the team’s long-term quarterback.
Time will tell if Lynn, coach Dan Campbell and quarterbacks Mark Burnell can return Goff to his 2017-18 form. If they can revive their career, then Holmes could certainly be right when he said the Lions could have their QB of the future.