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Jared Goff Could Lead The Lions Into 2023

The Detroit Lions could do a lot worse than Jared Goff at quarterback, and GM Brad Holmes knows it. 

Jared Goff was never thought to be a savior for the lions. He was more accurately a consequence of the trade that sent Matthew Stafford to the L.A Rams.

However, Jared Goff and the Detroit offense both came into their own in 2022. Now the upcoming draft represents a good chance to take a quarterback if they want, rather than a scramble to find someone to lead the franchise.


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Goff completed 65.1% of his passes for 4,438 yards in 2022. Additionally, he had a 29-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 99.3 passer rating. As a result the Lions finished 6th in passing yards per game and fifth in passing yards per play.

Detroit finished above .500 for the first time since 2017. On the back of a season which was made possible by the offense, Brad Holmes says he never saw Goff as a bridge quarterback.

“I think it’s a lot easier to get worse at quarterback than to get better at quarterback in this league,” Holmes said Tuesday. 

“I think what Jared (Goff) has done this year, he captained the ship of a top-three offense and I want to say he was top-10 statistically in most of the passing categories. And again, you know how we approach the draft, like, we’re never going to turn down a good football player. So, if it’s a football player we really love, I mean, we’re going to make sure every stone is unturned, but I do think that Jared has proven (to) everybody that he is a starting quarterback for us.”


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“It’s a premium position — they don’t grow on trees — they’re really hard to find. Just like I said earlier, it’s easy to get worse at that position than to get better at that position because there’s so few of them. But I’m not against at all that philosophy of draft one, let him sit and develop, and kind of just kind of see what you got down the road.”

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