The Detroit Lions are entering a new era with Jared Goff at quarterback, and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn believes the former Los Angeles Rams signaller has been solid thus far.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jared,” Lynn said during an appearance at the Compas on the Beat podcast, as transcribed by Professional football talk. “It has been very good to see him grow as a leader in our soccer team and to see him grow as a leader. But he has had very good practices and hopefully that carries over to training camp and the regular season. But I am very satisfied with what he did. I’ve seen so far. “
Lynn and Goff shared a city from 2017 to 2020, when Lynn coached the Los Angeles Chargers, but the two didn’t see each other much during the season. However, the Rams and Chargers shared training camp practices in two of those seasons, and Lynn said he reached out to Goff in those sessions.
“I watched the guy for two years up close and in person at practice and was always impressed by his talent on the arm,” Lynn said.
Goff said after they traded him to the Lions that he feels “empowered” to help build the offense around what he feels he does best.
While many see the former Rams caller as a bridge quarterback for Detroit, Brad Holmes, Lions general manager He said last month that he could envision Goff as the team’s long-term quarterback.
Time will tell if Lynn, head coach Dan Campbell and quarterbacks coach Mark Burnell can return Goff to his 2017-18 form. If they can revive their career, then Holmes could certainly be right when he said the Lions could have their QB of the future. .