Jared Goff: “Nice vote of confidence” that Lions didn’t draft a QB

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Quarterback Jared Goff said on Thursday that he thinks he’ll be well protected by the Lions offensive line during the 2021 season and first-round pick Penei Sewell is one of the guys who will be blocking in front of him.

In the weeks leading up to the draft, some wondered if the Lions would use the No. 7 pick on a quarterback who would offer an alternative to Goff in 2021 in beyond. They opted for Sewell and didn’t pick a quarterback with any of their six other picks, which was a development that made Goff feel all the more welcome in Detroit.

“It’s a nice vote of confidence obviously for me,” Goff said, via the team’s website. “I think what’s not lost on me is that their first move as a staff with Brad [Holmes] and Dan [Campbell] involved me, so it’s exciting and it makes you feel good.”

Goff’s contract makes it likely that he’ll be with the team in 2022 as well, although his work behind that offensive line and with a receiving corps short on stars will likely determine whether the Lions pass on quarterbacks again in the next draft.

26 responses to “Jared Goff: “Nice vote of confidence” that Lions didn’t draft a QB

  1. Why is every QB so fragile minded these days? What ever happened to the compete factor? If youre good, you should know it and not worry about some rookie beating you for your job. Right Aaron? Ya big baby.

  2. Trust me they know you’ll keep them 4th in the division. If you didn’t know by now the bar is always set very low

  3. More proof that quarterbacks are some of the most sensitive people on the planet.

  4. Fun fact: if Aaron does leave GB, Goff will be the most accomplished QB in that division.

  5. Don’t know if he is better than Stafford but he definitely is younger and more durable. Goff or the Lions management has no pressure on them. If Goff fails they have a boatload of draft picks to fall back on. The Rams on the other hand are a different story. Anything less than the conference championship game is a failure since Goff has taken them higher.

  6. The Lions have put themselves in excellent position (never thought I’d type that). They are only tied to Goff for two years. If he somehow becomes a franchise passer he accelerates their rebuild tremendously. If not, they stink and draft high enough next year to draft a Qb. The team is not ready to compete anyway, so no reason to hurry a qb pick.

  7. This year, they didn’t draft a QB this year. Once Goff has a year at the helm, without Sean McVay in his ear piece telling him what to do until 15 seconds left on the play clock, then we will know who actually orchestrated the success of the Rams on offense. Detroit will be on the clock for a QB in 2022.

  8. Does anyone remember the days when teams would draft a QB and the incumbent starter would just beat them out and keep his job without crying and complaining? I remember those days.

  9. I guess the Loins feel that if the fans still come, why bother to change the approach!

    “Dear fans, we got everything under control.”

  10. I hate to rain on Goff’s parade, but it’s not really a “vote of confidence” in him, it’s just that the Lions are planning a total rebuild and prioritising other positions. I am pretty sure they will draft a QB next year, when Goff is headed into the final year of his deal.

  11. I like Goff a lot but Stafford is a much better QB even with him being older. Lions will be prolly 4-12 or so.

  12. Miami & Chicago: where QBs go to die. Detroit: where ALL players go to die.

  13. andyreidsmustache says:
    May 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Fun fact: if Aaron does leave GB, Goff will be the most accomplished QB in that division.
    _________

    Actually, Nick Foles is.

  14. If Goff doesn’t work out, the Lions will be in good position to draft a quarterback next year. Actually, they’re usually in a good position to draft a quarterback.

  15. Goff is trash, worst QB in that division by far, bottom 10 in the league is being generous.

  16. 1billsmafia says:
    May 6, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    This year, they didn’t draft a QB this year. Once Goff has a year at the helm, without Sean McVay in his ear piece telling him what to do until 15 seconds left on the play clock, then we will know who actually orchestrated the success of the Rams on offense. Detroit will be on the clock for a QB in 2022.
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    Defenses often change their look right up until the ball is snapped. You make it seem like McVay could’ve talked into Josh Rosen’s helmet and had him throw for 4,600 yards.

  17. If you compare Goff’s first 5 years stats to Stafford’s, Goff’s are comfortably better in all key categories. As far as playoff performances? Goff is the clear winner. Stafford got better after his first 5 years. Maybe Goff will too.

  18. >If you compare Goff’s first 5 years stats to Stafford’s, Goff’s are comfortably better in all key categories. As far as playoff performances? Goff is the clear winner. Stafford got better after his first 5 years. Maybe Goff will too. | LOL! Maybe the other 52 players on those teams had a little something to do with that ya think?

  19. 4 1st rounders the next 2 drafts. Get him an early WR and keep building that defense.

  20. I see that a lot of people posting don’t actually watch the Lions. Stafford has a great arm. He is tough as hell. He’s a great leader. He also makes mind-numbing decisions that lead to picks, tons of 3-and-outs and drive killing sacks on an all to frequent basis. He won nothing when the team had him, Megatron and Suh. His inability to win down the stretch got Jim Caldwell fired. It was time to move on. People that think Stafford is a HUGE upgrade over Goff should relax and see how the season plays out.

  21. Goff is horrible, there is a reason why the Rams have been failing to win in the playoffs and get a SB.

    It’s Goff!

    You don’t trade a franchise QB, he was strictly a place holder.

  22. Confidence, yeah.

    They are confident in you to direct their tank for a year or two

  23. Heaven forbid a player try to have a positive attitude about his present situation. If his quote had been negative he would’ve been crucified. That’s all this is, him trying to be positive, it’s not him being “sensitive”. Sheesh.

    Regardless of what you think you know about Goff or the Lions, can we just let the guy be happy and hopeful about his future in Detroit and see how this season goes before we jettison him to the garbage heap?

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