Reports: Goff/Stafford Trade On

Jonathan Grant | January 31st, 2021

If sources are to be believed, the trade that was being discussed earlier this week between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams is indeed occurring. What was a possibility merely being talked about now appears to be a definite, as Matthew Stafford is departing the Lions for the Rams and Jared Goff is headed back the other way. Along with Goff, it looks like a number of draft picks are also headed Detroit’s way.

USA Today

Those included two first-rounders, in 2022 and 2023, as well as a third-rounder for this year’s draft. Stafford, who is 32 years old, has significantly, suddenly, shifted the Rams’ odds of going to a Super Bowl simply by moving across the country. That’s despite having only played in three playoff games for the Lions over the years. Meanwhile, Goff, who was also a #1 pick like Stafford, had been with the Rams for five years. He had his ups and downs, including going to an NFC Championship and a Super Bowl berth, but they have largely struggled since then, prompting this big move between former #1 picks.

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