It's largely been a season to forget for the Detroit Lions. Their regular season finale against the Green Bay Packers will close the book on another campaign without a playoff appearance and growing fan frustration at personnel decisions.
But one bright spot continues to be receiver Kenny Golladay.
Not only does he lead the team with receptions (62), yards (1,118) and touchdowns (11), but he is also ranked first overall in the entire NFL with 11 touchdown receptions.
Not bad for a team with only three wins.
And bad news for opposing NFL defenses – Golladay says he's just getting started.
“This is only the beginning, really,” he said in front of his locker Thursday. “You know, still growing. I feel like I’m still getting better. I’m getting more and more confident each and every game and I feel good.”
“You can never just stop working and paying attention to your body,” Golladay said. “And also just the mental standpoint. You have to make sure your head is together as well. It is a long season, tough season, it takes a toll on your body and your mind. But those two work hand in hand and just staying on top of that.”
He'll be up for a new contract after next season, as 2020 is the final year of his rookie deal. But though there haven't yet been talks of a new extension, he made it clear he's happy in the Motor City.
“We haven’t talked about it,” Golladay said of future contract talks with the organization. “I’m sure we will the next few months or so. Everything will work itself out. I’m very grateful to be here. (Detroit) definitely took a shot on me and that would be a good way to repay them.”
The Lions and Packers will kick-off just after 1:00 PM at Ford Field on Sunday.
– – Quotes courtesy of Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com Link– –