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Lions GM reveals new side to Jared Goff

Lions, Jared Goff

When the Detroit Lions traded Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in the offseason, it signaled to many not only the end of an era in the Motor City, but a retooling and reshuffling of the franchise.

Stafford spent 12 seasons with the Lions and now has a fresh start in LA. The quarterback sent back to Detroit, Jared Goff, will also have a clean slate with a new squad. Lions General Manager Brad Holmes spoke on a new side of Goff that he’s seen so far this offseason.

Via the Detroit Free Press, the Lions’ GM is pumped by Goff’s demeanor and attitude so far.

“There’s some things that I’ve seen in him this year that you can truly see, yes, there’s a chip on his shoulder that I hadn’t seen in a while,” Holmes said. “But there’s also a sigh of relief that I’ve seen. You can see, you can visibly see the breath of fresh air. You can visibly see the enjoyment of the ownership (in the offense) that he has.” – Brad Holmes Lions GM.

Many had pondered how Goff would handle moving from the Rams to the Lions. LA has seen consistent success under Sean McVay while the Lions have endured three straight losing season and plenty of losing in the last two decades.

The Rams were aggressive in acquiring Stafford in the offseason seeing him as a clear upgrade from Goff. While there aren’t many pieces surrounding Goff in Detroit at the moment, he appears to be making the most of it so far this summer.