Dan Campbell on Jared Goff: “You don’t have to be a savior here’

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For the first time since the Matthew Stafford/Jared Goff trade was announced in January, the Detroit Lions were finally free to talk about Goff as a member of the team. In Friday’s press conference, head coach Dan Campbell introduced the team’s new starting quarterback with a smart statement on Goff.

Campbell offered up a statement about what he told Goff upon finally joining the Lions and his thoughts on the former Rams QB.

“He’s tough, he’s durable and, most importantly, he’s a winner,” Campbell stated. “All we need from him is to come in and play quarterback. You don’t have to be a savior here.”

It’s a smart nod to the Stafford era, where No. 9 frequently strapped the Lions to his back and had to play fantastically for the team to win. That’s not the plan for the new-look Lions under Campbell and GM Brad Holmes. It’s nice to hear him acknowledge the difference, and it reinforces the notion that Goff will get a chance to prove himself in Detroit.

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