The Detroit Lions probably don't want to build their franchise around Jared Goff. How about Baker Mayfield? Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk thinks the Lions should trade for the Cleveland Browns quarterback this offseason.
The Lions appear open to the idea of moving on from Goff ahead of the 2022 season. They'll reportedly host Pitt star Kenny Pickett on a visit next week. It's worth a reminder Detroit will pick second overall in the draft later this month.
If Pickett's not the guy, is Mayfield? There's a few interesting connections between the Lions' front office and Browns quarterback.
As noted by Florio, former Browns GM John Dorsey currently works for the Lions. It's also worth noting Mayfield's attitude meshes well with the culture Dan Campbell wants.
It's all speculation for now, but is sure does make sense.
"If the Lions are thinking about Mayfield, they’re keeping their cards close to the vest. But they should be thinking about him," Florio said, via Pro Football Talk. "He had two solid seasons. He could still be a very good NFL quarterback. And he would give the Lions their first quarterback with genuine, in-your-face swagger since Bobby Layne."
This isn't the worst idea. Baker Mayfield is a clear upgrade over Jared Goff and can probably win the Lions a game or two they wouldn't win without him.
On the other hand, Detroit might just want to continue building its roster with Goff under center. He's quiet, won't disrupt Campbell's culture and handles himself like a professional.
What do you think the Lions should do at quarterback this offseason?