Jared Goff may get a contract extension to keep him as the Detroit Lions quarterback beyond the end of his current deal in 2024. Or maybe he won't, and it's not a stretch to say the team should like to see him have a season at least something like last year before committing to him longer-term.
Head coach Dan Campbell has consistently praised Goff, echoing general manager Brad Holmes. The two are of the same mind, in that way and in regard to being open to Goff as their guy at the most important position on the field for a few more years.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler was recently on the ground at Lions' camp. In a conversation with Campbell (subscription required), Goff's future was a natural topic.
Dan Campbell clearly reiterates his feelings about Jared Goff
"After two years with Jared Goff, Campbell said he “would love to” have Goff be his long-term quarterback in Detroit. “There's nothing that tells me he can't be,” Campbell said. “When you have a quarterback you believe in, why would you ever move on? I get there are other circumstances, but it's hard to find quarterbacks in this league. We've got a guy we can win with right now. We're fortunate to have him; that's how I see it.” "- Jeremy Fowler, ESPN
The Lions laid down a potential Goff succession plan when they drafted Hendon Hooker in April. With his "it's hard to find quarterbacks" phrase, Campbell echoed what Holmes has said about how, to poorly paraphrase, it's a lot easier to get worse at quarterback than it is to get better. But there is a definite ceiling when Goff is your quarterback, and it's short of winning a Super Bowl.
It would have been surprising if Campbell said something other than what he did about Goff's future in Detroit. Why his feelings about his quarterback are no doubt easy to interpret as genuine, he was not going to say anything else in a forum that would become public. Ultimately the Lions will still say it all about how they feel about Goff if/when they sign him to an extension, or when they don't.