Jared Goff Sets Record Straight on His Future With Detroit Lions After ‘Chip Will Never Leave Me’ Comments

Published 01/15/2024, 5:13 AM EST

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Jared Goff earlier said the past will remain with him. And now he is happy to recall that the time gone by. The Detroit Lions won their wildcard game against the Los Angeles Rams with a point, and with this victory, Goff set his future with the team.

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The Lions defeated the Rams 24-23 and created history by breaking the longest playoff losing streak since 1992. As this win was special for the team, the matchup was special for both the quarterbacks on the Ford Field. But the difference might be that Goff is happy with a decision that happened in 2021.

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Jared Goff is committed to his team until the 2024 season. Even as the 2023 season extended into the postseason for the Lions, discussions about Goff’s future with the team continue to be a topic of consideration. In a post-game press conference, Jared Goff talked about the NFC wildcard round over his former team, showing gratitude for his team. Goff expressed, “I’m grateful for their support and today with the circumstances that were there, it meant a lot and it was special.

He also mentioned about the historic win saying that he never experienced this before, and stated that he loves his team. Goff further talked about his future with the Lions as his contract nears its end after the 2024 season. He highlighted the unique atmosphere and love for his teammates, considering the place and people special to him. Goff acknowledged the fans and the team’s journey over the past three years, making the win meaningful for both the fans and the locker room.

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It was indeed a glorious victory for the Lions QB as he still remembers his past with his former team, the Rams.

The QB exchanging decision didn’t sit well with Jared Goff?

The Rams and the Lions exchanged their quarterbacks, meaning QB Jared Goff was traded by the Rams to the Lions for then Lions QB Matthew Stafford in 2021. This decision by the Rams still lingers with Goff. In a recent press conference before the wildcard matchup, the Lions quarterback recalled the incident and clearly stated, “Of course,” acknowledging that the chip from being traded from the Rams to the Lions still resides on his shoulders.

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He further added, “I think it’ll never leave me, and I think that’s a good thing.” Goff acknowledged that things unraveled in LA after he played in Super Bowl LVII, as his performance declined after it, which led to tension between him and the team. Despite that, he mentioned that he still values his relationship with McVay and Stafford.

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However, now Goff is happy where he is in, and sees his future with the Lions for the upcoming years.

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