Jared Goff isn’t the worst quarterback ever, but is there a quarterback in the class worth taking over?
The era of Matthew Stafford is over. Enter the Jared Goff regime.
The Detroit Lions agreed to part ways with Stafford after 12 years by sending him to the Los Angeles Rams. Brad Holmes is helping to rebuild the sling by spinning out two future picks for the first round and one selection for the third round in the April draft.
They also landed Goff, who is possibly a bridge quarterback or could be the long term answer. The deal won’t be closed until March, and it’s too early to say now.
Dan Campbell probably understands that this could be his only chance to be an NFL head coach. He will do things his way, and hopefully the right way. Maybe a couple of kneecaps along the way will leave a sour taste on opponents, but hey, Lions fans checked him out for six years trying to fix the franchise.
To fix this, you have to win with these tips. In three years, Detroit will have five first-round picks to make rebuilding appear quicker. Wasting an early pick on a quarterback you don’t believe in could be worse than wasting the career of whoever you do.
When the number 7 Lions are on the clock, they must use the averages to calculate the odds of winning. Right now it is riskier to go in any other direction than going below the center.
It’s the right call, too.
Quarterback is not a Lions’ number one priority
Goff could be the bridge guy for two seasons if he thrives at Allen Park. He might also need a chance at a change of scene to solve his problems. Does anyone remember Ryan Tannehill’s days before Tennessee?
Anthony Lynn has been hired as the team’s offensive coordinator. The game plan is to play the ball more efficiently with D’Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson, thus relieving the quarterback’s pass.
More on this, who is Goff going to? Kenny Golladay is an upcoming free agent looking for the best dollar on the market. Marvin Jones will leave too. TJ Hockenson may be an upgrade over Tyler Higbee, but passing a position doesn’t go far.
If you look at the quarterbacks in 2021, each one offers exemplary potential. They also offer a number of concerns outside of Trevor Lawerence. Justin Fields fought against strong defenses.
Zach Wilson broke out against the weaker competition. Will the BYU star be capped? Trey Lance has barely played in over a year and takes a season to thrive. Is Mac Jones a product in the Alabama success story?
Teams that really need quarterback help, like the Washington Football Team and the San Francisco 49ers, would get a bargain for the top spot. A name like Florida’s Kadarius Toney or Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle would be a perfect gadget player for Lynn’s system.
Add one or two more and this could be the start of a fine-tuned remodel. Both sides of the ball must be in the store. The more picks that were added, the more parts could be used to repair the Motor City franchise.
Campbell got the message across to reporters on Sunday. If there isn’t a quarterback worthy of getting into the 2021 NFL Draft, he won’t.
There aren’t any at the moment.