The Detroit Lions have two picks in round one of the 2022 NFL Draft.
They will likely land a defensive end with their number two pick, whether it be Aidan Hutchinson, Trevon Walker, or Kayvon Thibodeaux.
But there’s uncertainty regarding their strategy for the 32nd overall selection.
The Lions received this pick from the Los Angeles Rams as part of the Matthew Stafford trade.
However, bringing Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis in for visits reveals that selecting a quarterback is possible.
It’s uncertain whether those prospects will still be on the board when they are on the clock again.
If it happens and they choose a play-caller, Jared Goff doesn’t mind being a mentor to a younger quarterback.
Jared Goff, asked if he would want to mentor a rookie QB if the Lions drafted one:
"I think yeah, maybe. I've always liked helping younger guys. I don't know. I've never been in that position."
"It it happens great, I'll deal with it from there."
"I trust those guys up top."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 21, 2022
NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano shared Goff’s answers when asked if he would mentor a rookie quarterback if the Lions went that way.
He responded, “I think yeah, maybe. I’ve always liked helping younger guys. I don’t know. I’ve never been in that position.”
Goff added, “If it happens, great, I’ll deal with it from there.”
He hasn’t been a mentor because he’s still a relatively young quarterback at 27 years old.
But it’s admirable that he is willing to help a rookie learn the NFL brand of football.
Goff Will Still Compete For The Starting Role
In some ways, adding another quarterback can push the current starter to do better.
Drafting a quarterback could be the Lions’ ploy to light a fire under Goff.
It’s a win-win situation because their winning chances improve if he churns out better performances.
Likewise, he is open to being a mentor if the rookie play-caller turns out to be a better option.