Jared Goff came into Detroit with high hopes, but middling expectations. The young quarterback was not long removed from a Super Bowl appearance, but the LA Rams decision to move on was troubling for an organization that had just drafted him in recent years. The trade was part of a deal that sent veteran Matt Stafford to Los Angeles for a season that ended with a championship and Super Bowl MVP.
The sad reality was fitting and not at all surprising for Lions fans. Meanwhile, Goff struggled early and the Lions didn’t fare well either under first year head coach Dan Campbell. But while the bitter taste of watching your ex living it up in Hollywood was a tough pill to swallow, there is reason to be optimistic that things will fare better in the second season with Goff at the helm.
Goff threw for only 3,245 yards, his worst full season since entering the league, but protected the ball and posted a respectable 19-8 touchdown to interception ratio. Part of what should excite Lions fans is the organization’s commitment to adding weapons in hope of moving the ball more effectively and earlier in the season.
A year into the office and improved weapons around him, Goff should be expected to put up decent numbers in the realm of 4,000 & 25-12. That improvement should translate in at least 3-4 wins over Detroit’s ‘21-22 campaign.