The blockbuster exchange is the very first of what’s expected to be a busy offseason
The Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams reportedly agreed to a blockbuster quarterback swap Saturday night.
The Lions are set to deliver Matthew Stafford into the Los Angeles Rams to get Jared Goff, two potential first-round selections and a third-round selection, ESPN reported. Stafford and Goff are equally former first-round picks together with the latter just two seasons removed from a Super Bowl appearance.
Detroit selected Stafford first in the 2009 draft. He’s been with the Lions since then and led them to the playoffs just three times.
In 2020, Stafford played in all 16 games for the first time since 2018. He’d 4,084 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes along with 10 interceptions. Detroit finished 5-11 and missed the playoffs.
Goff was chosen first by the Rams from the 2016 draft. He directed them into the Super Bowl during the 2018 year but lost to the New England Patriots. He had been given a lucrative contract four-year extension worth $134 million with $57 million guaranteed prior to the start of the 2019 season.
For his career, Goff has 18,171 passing yards with 107 touchdowns. He played in 15 matches in 2020 and recorded 3,952 passing yards and 20 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. The Rams made it to the divisional round of the playoffs.
The trade drew plenty of response on social networking.
This was the first blockbuster trade of the offseason, which is predicted to be filled with a lot of moves.