Jared Goff began his time with the Detroit Rams in the same manner as it ended for the Los Angles Rams: disappointing. By Week 7 of his first season with the Lions, Dan Campbell looked at the media, took a deep breath, and criticized Goff during a postgame press conference. The Lions had not won a game at that time. Also, Goff is Pro Football Focus’ highest-rated quarterback. Goff’s experience in Detroit is similar to that of 2018. It’s colder in Detroit this time of year (
Knee arthritis would limit Gurley in the playoffs and ended his NFL career two seasons later. Goff was unable to perform in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots (). In both 2019 and 2020, he
resorted back to the interception-throwing ways of
his Jeff Fisher-coached
2016 season. The Rams swapped their 2016 No. Goff’s growth began after his coach called him out. In Week 8, they lost a dreadful game to the Philadelphia Eagles
before tying the Pittsburgh steelers a week later. Goff did not throw an interception in either of the games, but his performance was still lacking. Against the Steelers, he threw for 114 yards with a 56 percent completion percentage and averaged less than five yards per attempt.Changes were made after the tie. Campbell took over the play-calling and Goff was able to find his game. He only threw two more interceptions for the remainder of the season and would never go another week without throwing a touchdown. Goff had four interceptions and no touchdowns between Weeks 5-9. From Weeks 11-17, he threw for multiple touchdowns in four out of the five games he played during that stretch, and only two total interceptions.Last season, the Lions hired Ben Johnson as offensive coordinator. Goff was invited back to the Pro Bowl for the first since his 2018 glory year with the Rams. He threw more than 4,000 yard for the first. Goff is the top-ranked quarterback in the PFF rankings after five games, thanks to his ability to not turn the ball over. Through five games, per PFF’s turnover-worthy
metric Goff only has three. He has the fourth-most passing touchdowns, the fourth-highest yards per attempt, and has the highest adjusted completion percentage in the league.Goff wasn’t able to string together three consecutive strong seasons in Los Angeles, but appears to be well on his way to two, and a half with the Lions. He’s playing with poise, and letting go of the ball in responsible ways. Goff makes plays no matter who’s on the field. The Lions played without their top pass-catcher Amon Ra St. Brown on Sunday. Goff lit up the Carolina Panthers with three passing touchdowns and no interceptions. He also completed more than 70% of his passes. The Rams dropped Goff following the 2018 season. Goff’s oil tankard quarterback play was a concern when he first joined the Lions. But Goff changed that. He’s leading a Lions squad that’s playing some of its best football ever.