Lions’ Jared Goff – I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career

Lions’ Jared Goff – I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Jared Goff He didn’t bat an eye after Wednesday’s training session as he made a bold claim in front of the locker room.

“I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career right now,” he said Detroit Lions the quarterback said.

Later, Goff clarified that he meant the best of his entire career, better than when he led the 2018 season. Los Angeles Rams to Super Bowl LIII, and not just the short time spent in the Motor City.

“I’ve played good football in my career, but I feel as comfortable as I’ve ever felt,” Goff said. “I’m getting older, I’m understanding the game more and it all comes together a little bit.”

As the leader of a red-hot Lions team that has won four of its last five games, Goff said he has grown comfortable, especially working with first-year offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, and hopes to continue his streak to finish the season strong. He’s looking to change the losing culture of the Lions organization as they try to make a late playoff push for the first time since 2016 under former coach Jim Caldwell with just five regular season games remaining.

“It’s always been the goal since I’ve been here, knowing the history of this place is to win in this city and enjoy winning and give the fans here what they’ve been starving for so long,” Goff. he told ESPN. “We’re not there yet. We’re 5-7, but there’s a lot of positivity right now and things are going in the right direction. We’re playing really good football no matter who or what we’re playing. It’s been a score, it’s been really good football the last five weeks and the goal would be to continue for another five weeks and finish the season strong.”

Goff has been running the Lions offense this season. His 60.4 total QBR is sixth-best in the league, and he has the seventh-most passing yards.

Detroit’s offense is scoring the sixth most points per game at 25.50 in a 40-14 win. Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and have scored at least 30 points in six games this year, tied for second most in franchise history in any season. Against Jacksonville, Goff went 31-for-41 with 340 yards passing and two touchdowns. It was his first game of the season with 300 or more yards, along with numerous passing yards and zero interceptions.

Amon-Ra St. Lions wide receiver Brown caught 11 passes from Goff for 114 yards and two touchdowns against the Jaguars. In the last month or so, St. Brown has seen Goff reach a different level of play as they try to reach the postseason.

“I’m excited to be a part of it. He’s done a great job offensively, commanding, getting into different plays when we need to,” St. Brown. “I think he’s playing really safe, probably the safest ball I’ve seen him play since I’ve been here.”

Coach Dan Campbell credits Goff’s increased confidence level to taking care of the football and making smart decisions. running back D’Andre Swift He explained that Goff is “more comfortable” than last year, which is why he has been one of the most productive passers in the league lately.

“A natural born leader,” Swift told ESPN. “We’re only going to go as far as he takes us. Later in the season, in November and December, we wanted him to be playing our best football, we kind of were. I’m proud of him. He’s taking us. Like I said, we go as far as he does.”

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