Lions quarterback Jared Goff is currently on the team’s reserve / COVID-19 list. Goff was placed on the roster with offensive tackle Matt Nelson on Monday, a day after the team’s outstanding victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
It was a surprising development considering Goff’s performance. His afternoon of three TDs earned Goff a spot among the three finalists for this week’s FedEx Air Player of the Week.
During an appearance Tuesday morning with Karsch and Anderson on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit, Goff admitted he was experiencing mild symptoms and this led to him getting tested. He also confirmed his positive test for COVID-19.
“I feel great,” Goff told the hosts. “It’s pretty much a mild cold. I feel good. I had symptoms Sunday night after the game and Monday morning I said, “I better make sure it’s okay to go”, and sure enough I was positive (for COVID-19 ).
Goff could be back for Sunday’s game in Atlanta. Since Goff is vaccinated, he must be asymptomatic and produce a negative test or viral load as specified in updated NFL protocols. The veteran quarterback is working on it.
“Rest, sleep, hydration, medication,” Goff said. “Just take care of my body and start playing again as soon as I can. “
The Lions welcomed RB Jamaal Williams from the COVID-19 roster on Monday.