Goff earned himself a reputation for making such errors during his time with the Rams, annually posting double-digit interception totals from 2018-2020. That type of performance got him traded to Detroit, where he was seen as nothing more than a bridge to the Lions’ next chosen franchise quarterback.
He’s quickly reversing that narrative by playing within himself. His teammates have noticed and grown to appreciate it.
“Elite,” Lions receiver Josh Reynolds, who caught four of Goff’s passes for 80 yards in the Week 1 win, said. “‘Cause even Week 1 you’re seeing quarterbacks throwing three, four picks a game, or even just one. It’s big. It can be the difference between a win and a loss, so for him to be able to do that, man, it’s underrated. A lot of people are not talking about it until it’s like, ‘All right, he’s stacked up eight weeks of not turning the ball over.'”
If Goff keeps this up, the Lions will continue to win. And he just might make history in the process. Just don’t mention it to him anytime soon.