Jared Goff is no Matthew Stafford, but that is okay. The Detroit Lions made the right move and planned for the future during their offseason blockbuster trade with the Rams, and the next order of business is deciding if their long-term cornerstone under center is currently on the roster or not.
The Lions decided to not draft a quarterback this spring, giving Goff at least one year to prove himself in Detroit. While expectations are not overly high, early reports out of camp are not exactly stimulating. Goff has known limitations, but he will have to at least get towards league average in order to secure his role going forward.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
How long will Jared Goff need to settle in?
My answer: Goff is technically under contract for a couple more years, but many expect the Lions to take a quarterback next draft should they fail to be impressed by the new signal-caller. The transition into a new offense always has its challenges, but starting the season against San Francisco, Green Bay, Baltimore, Chicago, and Minnesota in the first five weeks is a very rough opening stretch.
Therefore, it really feels like fans will need to give Goff until after the Week 9 bye until truly making any judgements. In today’s hot-take world, this is unlikely to be the case, but it seems extremely short-sighted to come to any sort of conclusion after just one month into his Lions career.