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Jared Goff: ‘No concern’ if Lions draft a QB

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Dec 19, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) looks on from the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit quarterback Jared Goff said it’s “no concern” if the Lions decide to draft a quarterback next week.

He passed for 3,245 yards and 19 touchdowns in 14 games (3-10-1 record) in his first season with Detroit in 2021.

Goff, 27, was acquired in a March 2021 trade for fellow signal-caller Matthew Stafford, who went on to lead the Los Angeles Rams to a Super Bowl LVI championship.

“I trust those guys,” Goff told reporters Thursday, referring to the Lions’ front office. “They’ve expressed a lot of confidence in me and feel good about where I’m at and where I’m at with them and where we’re headed. I’m excited about. But if anything were to happen there (with drafting a QB), no, no concern.”

Goff has two years remaining on the four-year, $134 million contract he signed with the Rams in September 2019. He carries a cap hit of $31.15 million for the 2022 season, per Spotrac.

The Lions have the No. 2 pick in the first round of the draft, which begins on April 28. They also have the 32nd pick in the opening round, courtesy of the Rams from the Goff-Stafford trade.

–Field Level Media