Lions general manager Brad Holmes keeps stating the obvious about Jared Goff

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There’s no doubt Jared Goff needs to improve heading into next season, but Lions general manager Brad Holmes feels the need to keep reminding everyone.

As a whole, Jared Goff’s first season as the Detroit Lions’ quarterback was not good (3,245 yards, 19 touchdowns, eight interceptions, 91.5 passer rating, 39.6 QBR over 15 games). But he was substantially better over his final five starts (11 touchdowns, two interceptions, 107.1 passer rating), and the team went 3-2 in those games.

During an appearance on 97.1 The Ticket in late-January, Lions’ general manager Brad Holmes talked about Goff (courtesy of

“Jared is gonna be just like any other player on our roster, where he’s gonna have to continue to prove himself, which I have faith that he will….Happy for Jared on how he ended the season. But, just like how our culture is, you’re gonna have to come back and continue to be better and prove it.”

Goff is a lock to be on the Lions’ roster in 2022, with any path to unload him looking unlikely (if they even want to do so). His hold on the starting job all season is a question with an answer that’s to-be-determined.

Brad Holmes reminds everyone what Jared Goff needs to do

Holmes most recently spoke to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network down at the Senior Bowl. Beyond the top headline from the brief talk, the Lions general manager talked about Goff again.

“Jared knows what he has to do this offseason, heading into 2022,”  “He’s got to show improvement. He finished the season off, that second half well. He battled through some adversity early, but I like how he stayed the course, played some good football late. But he’s got to show up and do it again and compete.”

The Lions are getting a look at some quarterbacks down at the Senior Bowl, and it’s fair to assume the depth chart behind Goff will look totally different with Tim Boyle and David Blough lined up to be gone as free agents. Who Goff may have to compete with will become clearer, but if anyone needed a reminder of what he has to do heading into next season Holmes has given one–again.

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