The Detroit Lions sent quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in return for pivot Jared Goff on Saturday night.
According to ESPN, in addition to Goff, the Michigan team would get their hands on two future first-round picks as well as a third-round selection.
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It’s a mega-deal between the two teams, trading two former top picks in total in the NFL Draft.
At 32, Stafford had asked to be traded last week, after he accomplished almost everything with the Lions during his 12-season career. Selected in 2009, the Georgia State University alumnus holds several franchise records in Detroit and was invited to the Pro Bowl in 2014.
Last year, he maintained a 64.2% passing pass percentage, accumulating 4,084 passing yards for 26 touchdowns.
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Goff, 26, led the Rams to the Super Bowl in 2018, but hasn’t seemed to be in perfect harmony with coach Sean McVay since the end of last season. He was not the starting quarterback in the playoffs this season, having injured his thumb at the end of the regular season.
Who will try to lead the Lions to a first playoff appearance since 2016 has 3,952 passing yards in 2020 and found his receivers 20 times in the end zone.
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