Matthew Stafford will no longer be suiting up for the Detroit Lions.
Late Saturday night, Detroit traded Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams. In the exchange, the Lions have now picked up quarterback Jared Goff, two future first-round picks, and a third-round pick.
Both Stafford and Goff are former No.1 overall picks. The Rams drafted Goff in 2016 while Detroit drafted Stafford in 2009.
Detroit is dealing QB Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two future first-round picks, a third-round pick and QB Jared Goff, per sources. Two former No. 1 overall picks trading places in the first blockbuster NFL trade of 2021.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2021
Stafford will depart Detroit as the franchises’ all-time leader in every passing category. Furthermore, in NFL passing yards and passing touchdowns, he is No. 16 overall with 45,109 in passing and 282 touchdown passes. Stafford is also No. 18 in attempts (6,224) and No. 14 in completions (3,898).
This past season, Detroit finished last in the NFC North at 5-11. The Los Angeles Rams finished second in the NFC West at 10-6.
As for Goff, in his 69 career starts for the Rams, he completed 63.4 percent of his career pass attempts for 18,171 yards, 107 touchdowns, and 55 interceptions.
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