The Detroit Lions finished the 2022 season with a 9-8 record, just one game removed from a playoff berth.
They achieved this success mainly due to their offense, which Jared Goff led.
While Goff was one of the most prolific passers in the NFL last season, there is reason to believe that the Lions aren’t sold on him as their future.
Ian Rapoport said the Lions recently brought in Teddy Bridgewater for a free-agent visit.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2023
As Rapoport highlighted, the two sides haven’t agreed to a deal.
However, it appears that the Lions aren’t ruling this out, given Rapoport’s assertion that the two sides will stay connected.
If the Lions were content with Goff as their starter, why bring Bridgewater in?
The rumor mill started when the Lions used their third-round selection on Hendon Hooker.
Hooker battled with injury concerns throughout his collegiate career, including an ACL tear in 2022.
He’s slated to miss all of training camp this year, and his return to the team is undetermined.
With that in mind, it appears the Lions already had trepidation about Goff’s long-term ability to lead this team.
Now that they’ve brought in Bridgewater, these suspicions continue, leading fans to question what the front office is doing.
This is a situation to monitor for Lions fans and something to keep an eye on moving forward.
Goff is only tied to the Lions until the 2024 season.
If he’s unable to lead them to a playoff berth, especially given the climate of the NFC North, he could be put on the hot seat.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals Injury Update On Key Lions Offseason Addition