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ALLEN PARK, February 2, 2021 ~ The Detroit Lions reportedly agreed to a trade Saturday, sending veteran Quarterback Matthew Stafford to the L.A. Rams. In exchange, the Lions are said to receive Rams Quarterback Jared Goff, as well as a third-round draft pick for this year, and two first-round picks; one in 2022 and the other in 2023.
Goff was the number-one overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was elected to the Pro Bowl twice, and fronted the Rams to a Super Bowl appearance in 2018. In 2019, he agreed to a $134-million contract extension with the Rams, which featured a $110-million guarantee.
Performance in 2020 however, including a career low 20 touchdown passes and a disappointing season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers, put Goff out-of-favor with Rams Head Coach Sean McVay. “Yeah, he’s the quarterback right now,” McVay said regarding Goff in his season-ending press conference. The next day, Goff was not committed to the 2021 roster.
“I’m just excited to be somewhere that I know wants me and appreciates me,” Goff told NFL.com. “I’m moving forward and couldn’t be more excited to build a winner there.”
DETROIT LIONS PODCASTS:
February 1, 2021 ~ Greg Beacham, who covers the L. A. Rams for the A.P., tells us about new Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff.
February 1, 2021 ~ DetroitLions.com Columnist Mike O’Hara talks with Paul W. and Steve about the Detroit Lions‘ big weekend trade involving Matthew Stafford.