The Detroit Lions would not have to fret much about who’s going to be under center to begin the 2023 NFL season.
Quarterback Jared Goff is arguably coming off considered one of his best statistical seasons of his profession.
Goff finished his second campaign in Motown by throwing 324 straight passes without tossing an interception, the fifth-longest streak in league history.
In 2022, the veteran signal-caller recorded 4,438 pass yds, 29 touchdown passes, seven interceptions and a 65.1 completion percentage in 17 games.
In a recent rating of NFL quarterbacks, the 28-year-old finished in the highest 10.
Author Marc Sessler explained, “Previously viewed as a milquetoast fill-in, Goff’s perception-changing campaign saw him light up the enemy for 29 touchdowns and nearly 4,500 yards — against just seven picks. He’ll miss his share of throws, but most Sundays showed off a passer who avoided big mistakes and refused to draw back from aggressive shots downfield. Goff looked the part inside an offense that finished fifth in DVOA, third in total yards and fifth in points. His miniscule interception percentage (1.2%) was powered by a nine-game stretch run that saw him fling 15 touchdowns and nil picks. Don’t expect the Lions to toss him aside.”
Frustrations watching playoffs from home
Speaking with Peyton and Eli Manning through the latest “ManningCast” Monday evening, head coach Dan Campbell expressed frustrations having to take a seat and watch the playoffs from his couch, knowing his team had opportunities to earn considered one of the coveted seven spots within the NFC playoffs.
“I might say that it’s frustrating, but we’re also, we’re accountable for that, too. We had our probability and it was a bit too late, too little too late,” Campbell said. “We had a probability early within the 12 months. But, if anything, if motivates you. That is what it does. That is why I like watching these games. It just fuels your fire.”
Former Lions head coach to be named Browns defensive coordinator
Jim Schwartz, who previously served as Lions head coach, is reportedly set to be named the Cleveland Browns next defensive coordinator.
After being dismissed by the Lions in 2013, he served as defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills (2014) and Philadelphia Eagles (2016-20).
In 2018, Schwartz won a Super Bowl ring with the Eagles under head coach Doug Pederson.
For the past two years, Schwartz has served as a senior defensive assistant with the Tennessee Titans.