Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell has nothing but praise for quarterback Jared Goff, believing he has improved significantly since his time with the Los Angeles Rams. Despite leading the Rams to a Super Bowl appearance in 2018, Campbell claims that Goff is now a better quarterback under his tutelage.
Goff's first season with the Lions was a rough start, but the team finished strong, winning eight of their last 10 games to end the season with a 9-8 record. Goff had a league-leading touchdown-to-interception ratio of 29:7 and threw 15 touchdowns and no interceptions in the Lions' final nine games.
According to Campbell, Goff's improvement is due to a combination of factors, including his work ethic and mental toughness. The Lions also ask Goff to do more than what he did with the Rams, which has helped him develop as a quarterback.
Campbell also credits Goff's development to working with offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and quarterbacks coach Mark Brunell, who have helped him improve his game. Goff's talent and potential were evident when he was drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and his continued growth is a major factor in the Lions' success.
The Lions barely missed out on the playoffs last season and are considered by many to be one of the favorites to come out of the NFC North this year. With Goff's improved play, the Lions have a solid foundation to build upon and will look to make a deep playoff run this season.