When the Detroit Lions traded Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for a trio of draft picks, they also got QB Jared Goff as part of the package.
Most believed that Goff would be nothing more than a bridge until the Lions could find their QB of the future but if you listen to Lions general manager Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell, it sure does sound like they believe Goff could be their guy.
But it is not just the GM and head coach who is raving about Goff as some of the Lions players also see greatness in their quarterback.
Detroit Lions see greatness in QB Jared Goff
One player who certainly believes in Jared Goff is WR Kalif Raymond. In fact, when referring to Goff, Raymond tossed out the word, “Greatness.”
“I’m just so excited to see JG, man. He’s diming it right now,” Raymond said during last week’s mandatory minicamp. “It’s just cool to brush shoulders with greatness, man.”
“Every time I try to come in the building, try to be the first one in, the last one to leave, and I cannot beat these (quarterbacks),” Raymond said. “I don’t know what they’re doing, I don’t know if they got a bed here or what, but I can’t beat them, those dudes work their butts off, it’s just cool to see it (paying off) right now.”
Earlier in the week, Lions quarterbacks coach Mark Brunell praised Goff for everything he has done to get better for the Detroit Lions.
“When I say he’s had an excellent spring, I’m not kidding,” Brunell said. “He really has done very well with just the learning, his work ethic. He comes out here and he works. He puts the time in, it’s very, very important to him, and just his ability to throw the ball. He has elite arm talent and it’s been fun to watch. I think he’s in a great place right now. Just from last year to this year, he’s better at every aspect of his game as a professional. He’s killing it, he really is.”
Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson has VERY high goals for Goff in 2023.
“One of my top priorities, personally, is to help him have the best season of his career,” Johnson said. “One thing that we’ve done is included him a lot in what we’re trying to do schematically, and so we spent some time this offseason watching more of the stuff he did a few years ago in LA and how we can incorporate some of that, while also challenging him to take the next step in some areas of improvement for him as a player as well. He’s having a good offseason, though. I’m really encouraged with where he is, too.”
Nation, how do you think Jared Goff will perform in 2022?