Lions head coach Dan Campbell had no interest in playing Goff in the team’s first preseason game but his QB insisted to be out there.
According to Campbell, Goff walked into his office and demanded to play in the game.
“He came into my office and said, ‘I want to play,’” Campbell said, via Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit. “And I said, ‘Well, you’re not playing.’ He said, ‘Well, if they’re playing, I’m playing.’ And I said, ‘Okay, you’re playing.”
— Woodward Sports Network (@woodwardsports) August 13, 2022
Goff’s teammate Taylor Decker liked that his QB insisted on playing in the game.
“You want your quarterback to go out there. He’s like, ‘If my guys are out there, I’m going to go out there and compete and we’re going to go right down the field and score,’” Decker said. “And that’s what we did.”
Goff only played the first series of the game and completed 3-of-4 passes for 47 yards.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) August 12, 2022