Lions HC Campbell supports QB Goff

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Jared Goff hasn’t won a game as Detroit Lions quarterback yet, but manager Dan Campbell isn’t ready to bench him yet.

“I still think right now he’s the guy who gives us the best chance”, Campbell said Monday, via the Detroit Free Press. “It’s hard to say it shouldn’t be the guy right now. It’s hard to say, man. Because, ah man, back there, every time we try to drop it, our protection breaks.”

The Lions equalized the Pittsburgh Steelers, 16-16, in a game filled with mistakes on Sunday that saw Goff shoot just 114 yards. Part of the problem was an oblique injury suffered in the first quarter, even though Goff never left the game.

In nine games, Goff has thrown eight touchdowns with six interceptions and has been sacked 26 times. Lamar Jackson and Justin Fields are the only two quarterbacks who have been sacked multiple times per Goff’s game.

Lions’ backup quarterback is David Blough, a third-year quarterback who made five starter games for the team in 2019 and had a 0-5 record during that time. Blough has four career touchdowns with seven interceptions.

Detroit acquired Goff in a March 2021 trade that sent Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams.

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