The Detroit Lions couldn’t have put both Matthew Stafford and their own franchise in better positions from the trade that sent the team’s all-time passing leader to the Los Angeles Rams. Stafford was sent to an organization that is a Super Bowl contender with him at quarterback, while the Lions received Jared Goff, first-round draft picks in 2022 and 2023 and a third-round pick in 2021.
Stafford had one trade request from Detroit, and is very appreciative of the Lions for fulfilling his wish.
“What’s accurate is — and this is an incredible thing by (the Lions) — I asked to go to a team that was ready to win a championship,” Stafford said, via Mitch Album of the Detroit Free-Press. “And, you know, there were a few teams on that list. There were a few teams that were not on that list. And they were respectful of that and understood completely. I had thoughts and reasons for each one of them.” Read from source….