Detroit Lions Committed to Quarterback Goff

The Detroit Lions have won four of their last five games and apparently feel like they're onto something special. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the team apparently views quarterback Jared Goff as their starter of the future.

At 5-7 through 13 weeks of the regular season, the Lions are a consistently entertaining team and even have an outside shot at the playoffs. Goff's play is a big reason why: he has averaged 251.8 passing yards per game for the league's sixth-ranked scoring offense.

Goff's play has been a pleasant surprise for the perennially hard-luck Lions, but just because he's capable of pulling them out of the NFL's basement doesn't mean he's capable of lifting them beyond mediocrity. He's still a long way from delivering his team a winning season, let alone postseason contention.

The Lions acquired Goff as part of a massive trade package that landed the Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. That transaction may have put the Rams over the top for their Super Bowl LVI win, but it certainly came at a steep price: the Lions own the Rams' 2023 first-round pick, which currently projects to be fourth overall. If the Lions wanted a quarterback at the top of the draft, they'd be in range to grab one. Their commitment to Goff isn't a meaningless one.

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