Lions Reportedly Turned Down A Better Trade Offer From Washington For Matt Stafford Before Trading Him To The Rams

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It seems like the Lions had plenty of suitors for QB Matt Stafford this offseason but in the end, he wound up going to his preferred team in LA.

On Saturday night it was revealed that Stafford was traded to the LA Rams for Jared Goff, two future first-round picks, and a third-round pick.


Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is heading to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for quarterback Jared Goff and a multitude of draft picks, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday night.

The Lions will receive a third-round pick in 2021, a first-round pick in 2022 and a first-round pick in 2023 in what is the first exchange of former No. 1 overall picks in the common draft era (since 1967). The deal cannot be made official until the start of the new league year on March 17.

According to various reports, the Washington Football team made a better offer that would have given the Lions immediate help but the team decided on shipping him to the Rams anyways.

Apparently, the Lions wanted to trade Stafford to a place where he felt comfortable getting traded to even if it meant they lost a small bit of value.