Dan Campbell ends the Lamar Jackson to the Lions rumors
During his press conference at Tuesday’s NFL owner’s meeting, Dan Campbell severed any hope for Lamar Jackson to become the next quarterback of the Detroit Lions.
Lamar Jackson has practically overtaken Aaron Rodgers in this year’s offseason headlines. The Baltimore Ravens and the former MVP quarterback have not been able to get on the same page regarding the framework of a new contract.
With the Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell regime in full swing, the Detroit Lions have become one of the most polarizing teams in the NFL and are on the verge of becoming a legitimate contender. Great success comes with great expectations, and while the Lions are turning some heads for the right reasons, there are still questions about the quarterback position.
Dan Campbell puts an end to idea of Lamar Jackson as next Detroit Lions quarterback
Rumors about where Jackson would play next season have been a talking point all offseason. On Monday, when Jackson tweeted that he formally requested a trade from the Ravens, it sent the rumor mill into overdrive.
The Lions are one of the teams easy to tied as a potential suitor for Jackson. Could he be the missing piece to put this team into the upper echelon of Super Bowl contenders? 0r do the Lions view a revitalized Goff as the leading man in Detroit?
Campbell spoke about the Jackson rumors during Tuesday’s press conference at the NFL owner’s meeting, via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, and provided a clear understanding of where the team feels they are at quarterback.
"Look, Lamar is a heck of a talent,” Campbell said Tuesday at the league meetings. “Trying to defend that guy has been something else. We played them two years ago. But, man, we got a quarterback. So, I’m like, ‘We got a quarterback and thank God we got one.’ And, so, we’re good. But, man, he’s a heck of a talent.”"
Some will argue Jackson is an upgrade from Goff, and they would not be wrong. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there is the argument the Lions should stay the course and continue with Goff. That group, oddly enough, is not necessarily wrong either.
So, while Campbell squashed the Jackson-to-Detroit storyline, we now wait and see what the Lions have up their sleeves for the NFL Draft.