Lions Trade Matthew Stafford To Rams For Jared Goff, 2 First-Round Draft Picks

The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams are swapping quarterbacks.

The Lions are dealing veteran signal caller Matthew Stafford to the Rams, and Detroit will get quarterback Jared Goff, two future first-round picks and a third-round pick. The swap will include the Rams’ first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, along with their third-round pick this year.

Stafford and Goff, two former No. 1-overall picks, trading places is the first major NFL trade in 2021. Stafford was the No. 1 pick by the Lions in the 2009 draft, and Goff was the top selection in the 2016 draft, picked by the Rams.

The 32-year-old Stafford, who requested a trade from the Lions, reportedly said that the Rams were a “a viable contender in his trade market.”

He has two years left on a $135 million, five-year contract.

Goff, 26, has a career 42-27 record quarterbacking the Rams, but his stock has fallen since he helped lead Los Angeles to a berth in Super Bowl LIII in February 2019.