At the end of July, Lions head coach Dan Campbell spoke to reporters about the plan for Swift in 2022.
“I would like to see if, man, can we get him out of camp, get his legs under him, get him in really good shape, like I said get the intensity, get the volume under him and then let’s see where he looks like,” Campbell said. “‘Cause look, this time last year, we went and we had to pull back, man. He missed, shoot, man, a week and a half, two weeks in camp for the most part. So we really never got to put a load on him and get him prepared for a season.”
“We ran into this with (Alvin Kamara) every year,” Campbell said, referring to his time with the New Orleans Saints. “Look, it goes without saying, Swift is one of our most explosive players on offense. Like literally, we feel like, ‘All right man, if we set this up and there’s any space, this guy can take it to the house.’ Like, he’s got that ability. And so my gosh man, you want those guys out there every play, but you also know you may not have them.”
D'Andre Swift has astronomical goal with 2022 Detroit Lions
At that time, D'Andre Swift stressed that his only goal for the season is for the Lions to win more games.
“Team success brings individual success,” he said.
Well, on Wednesday, Swift spoke to reporters and he said that his goal is to rush for more than 1,ooo yards and have 1,000 yards receiving in 2022. He said that with Duce Staley coaching him, he thinks he can reach both of those marks.
Lions RB D’Andre Swift said his goal this year is to rush for 1,000 yards and have 1,000 yards receiving. He said with Duce Staley coaching him he thinks he can reach both marks.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 17, 2022
Keep in mind that only 3 players in NFL history (Roger Craig, Marshall Faulk, and Christian McCaffrey) have ever topped 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving in a single season.
Nation, do you think D'Andre Swift can make a run at 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in 2022?