According to the latest news from the NFL, the veteran quarterback who has a few more years left in the league could end up on the West Coast.
Stafford recently indicated that he wants out of Detroit. After 12 years spent with the Lions, who drafted him back in 2009 as the first overall choice, one of the best passers in the league since then believes he won’t have any chances of competing for the Vince Lombardi trophy and wants to try out his luck somewhere else.
Sources: Matthew Stafford considers the Rams a viable contender in his trade market with the Lions. While it’s unclear what the Rams can do with Jared Goff’s long-term deal on the books, they’ve explored the possibilities with Stafford.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 29, 2021
The highest-paid player in the league at the time of signing his last contract ($135 million in 2017), appeared only three times in the postseason, losing each game already in the Wild Card game. Even though he posted stellar numbers with a relatively mediocre unit, Stafford never got the recognition he deserves.
However, with the Rams’ current squad, the 32-year old would have solid chances of making a deep playoff run. The only thing that stands between these two attacking the Super Bowl together is a trade. The Rams haven’t got much to offer to the rebuiding Lions, as they already spent much of their resources in previous years.
Some believe that LA’s franchise might offer Jared Goff in return, but it is very questionable whether the Lions will accept such a deal.
It seems that Goff’s time with the Rams is over, and that the franchise doesn’t want to waste any more of its time with the former No.1 pick. Apart from reaching the Super Bowl, the 26-year old from Novato, California, didn’t do anything notable; furthermore, he is considered to be a massive liability for the team in general.
As Matthew Stafford prepares to leave the Detroit Lions, he has listed his Detroit home for $6.5 million.
🔘 Infinity Pool
🔘 A 625 bottle wine cellar
🔘 Indoor basketball court with original hardwood from the Pistons old arena
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 26, 2021
What might create a problem, in this case, is the fact that Goff has Sean McVay’s full support and the Rams’ head coach recently stated that he expects the player to be a starter in 2021.
Various reporters suggest that we might see a wider trade deal created here, with several teams included. Goff might end in some other franchise, and in return, the Rams could end up with first and second-round picks who would then be shipped to Michigan.
Expect more development on this topic in the next few days.