Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff had his best game of the season in a shocking 30-12 win over the first-place Arizona Cardinals, so of course now he’s going on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Lions announced the move, along with a number of others, on Monday.
#Lions announce roster moves:
Activate CB Mark Gilbert & RB Jamaal Williams from Reserve/COVID-19.
Place QB Jared Goff and T Matt Nelson on Reserve/COVID-19.
Sign RB Craig Reynolds from the Practice Squad to the Active Roster.
Place LB Alex Anzalone on Reserve/Injured
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 20, 2021
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Goff completed 21 out of 26 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 15 stunner. The Lions quarterback didn’t throw an interception and didn’t fumble the ball either. It was an almost perfect performance, resulting in a season-best 139.7 quarterback rating.
Not much has gone right for Goff and the Lions this season, as evidenced by their 2-11-1 record. But for at least one game, Detroit looked like one of the best teams in the NFL. The Cardinals entered the game with a 10-3 record, but instead they looked like the team that only had one win.
Goff going on the COVID list right now doesn’t mean he’s definitely going to miss any time. The Lions’ next game is against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The quarterback can still test out of protocols in time for the Week 16 game.
Goff has thrown for 3,007 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. He’s completing 67.0% of his passes and has a quarterback rating of 90.0. The 27-year-old did win NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit’s first win of the season.