The Detroit Lions are entering a new era with Jared Goff at quarterback, and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn believes the former Los Angeles Rams signal-caller has been solid thus far.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Jared,” Lynn said during an appearance on the Compas on the Beat podcast, as transcribed by Pro Football Talk. “Just giving him some input and watching him grow as a leader on our football team, that’s been really cool to see. But he’s had some really good practices and hopefully that carries over to training camp and the regular season. But I’m very pleased with what I’ve seen so far.”
Lynn and Goff shared a city from 2017-2020, as Lynn coached the Los Angeles Chargers, but the two didn’t see much of each other throughout the season. However, the Rams and Chargers shared training camp practices in two of those seasons, and Lynn said he got up close and personal with Goff in those sessions.
“I watched the guy for two years up close and personal in practice and I was always impressed with his arm talent,” Lynn said.
Goff said after he was traded to the Lions that he feels “empowered” to help build the offense around what he feels he’s best at.
While many view the former Rams signal-caller as a bridge quarterback for Detroit, Lions general manager Brad Holmes said last month he could envision Goff being 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 his career, then Holmes might certainly be correct when he said the Lions might have their QB of the future.