Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes has indicated that the team definitely plans to keep Jared Goff as their starting quarterback going forward. Two years ago, the Lions landed Goff after trading Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams.
After not impressing in his first year in Detroit, Goff didn't enjoy a great start to the 2022 season either. But after the starting the season with a 1-6 record, the Lions won eight of their last 10 games to finish the season with a 9-8 record.
Now it seems that Goff has done enough to convince the Lions that he is their guy at the quarterback spot.
The Lions plan to keep Goff
"I think it's a lot easier to get worse at quarterback than to get better in this league.
So, I think what Jared has done this year, he captained the ship of a top-3 offense, and he was top-10 statistically in most of the passing categories. And again, you know how we approach the draft. We're never going to turn down a good football player, so if it's a football player we love, we're going to make sure every stone is turned.
But I do think that Jared has proven to everybody that he is the starting quarterback for us," Holmes said of Goff, per ESPN. After the Lions beat the Packers 20-16 on the road in their final game of the season, Lions head coach Dan Campbell had only words of praise for Goff.
"He's played great. He's really a perfect fit for what we do and what we ask. I think the true sign of a pro is somebody who can take the coaching. He can look at himself in the mirror, he knows where he needs to improve, he listens to what recommendations you have to get better, and he goes at it now.
He doesn't shy from it; he doesn't get sensitive. He just wants to be good. That's our quarterback," Campbell said of Goff after their season came to an end. This season, Goff had 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions.