New Lions QB Jared Goff: ‘Detroit, Here I Come’

Perhaps no one is more excited to be a member of the Detroit Lions than new quarterback Jared Goff. At least, that’s the message from Goff’s social media accounts.

Goff was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Lions last week for fellow QB Matthew Stafford. Goff led the Rams to the Super Bowl in 2018, so Lions fans can be forgiven if they’re excited too. Detroit hasn’t won a playoff game since 1991. Yeah, teams should be able to pick up more than that, even by accident.

Anyway, Goff wished his Rams fans well, writing, “From the bottom of my heart, it’s been an honor to represent the city of LA.” After that, Goff told the Lions, “Here I come.”

Goff recently told Sam Farmer of the LA Times that his time with the Rams “ended sourly.” But he added “it still doesn’t take away” from some of the winning times.

“That’s the tough part right now is trying to figure that out, when did that happen?” Goff said. “Those are all conversations that I may or may not have, and try to figure it out. That’s the conversation to have.”

Goff tossed 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 15 games this past season.

“You don’t want to be in the wrong place,” Goff said. “It became increasingly clear that was the case. [The trade] is something that I’m hopeful is going to be so good for my career.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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