Detroit Lions draft: QB or not QB, that is the question

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Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Detroit Lions have a decision to make in this April’s draft. Will they pursue their quarterback of the future or wait until next year?

We all know that for the first time in 12 seasons Matthew Stafford will not be lined up under center for the Lions this fall. Instead, former Los Angeles Rams quarterback, Jared Goff, will be leading Motown’s offense.

The question everyone is wondering is; does the Lions new brass see Goff as the solution at quarterback or is he simply an experienced passer to give the team stability until general manager Brad Holmes finds the team’s future passer? A question that heats up every time we look ahead to the draft.

This past Tuesday both head coach Dan Campbell and Holmes met with the press virtually and tackled many questions. Some of those questions couldn’t be answered because the world of NFL football is one of covert operations.

Kenny Golladay’s situation received much attention. Given the lack of receivers the Lions have under contract which is basically Quintez Cephus, Golladay is a hot topic for a team in need of pass-catchers. However, too much information can hurt an NFL team’s progress and agenda.

While we have all speculated and hypothesized what the Lions will do with Golladay, it is definitely in the Lions’ best interest for the answer not to be revealed until it actually happens. Especially given the fluid state of offseason roster building.

But much like the Golladay situation, Lions fans and the media alike are polarized by the state of the quarterback position. Under NFL rules, despite the media trying their best to sidestep them, teams are not allowed to comment on trades or the players involved in a transaction that are not official yet.

Therefore, until March 17th when the Stafford for Goff and draft capital trade becomes official, no one is allowed to comment on the players involved or even give confirmation of the trade even occurring. Yet how the Lions view Goff will definitely be a part of the draft-day equation.