Jared Goff doesn’t really feel like a throw-in to the Matthew Stafford trade.
“I’m simply excited to be someplace that I do know desires me and appreciates me,” the Lions-bound Goff told NFL Network.
The Rams acquired Stafford for Goff, two first-round picks and a third-round decide. Goff turns into the Rams beginning quarterback for 2021 and possibly 2022 – reducing him then would end in $10 million wage cap financial savings in opposition to $15 million useless cap house – earlier than his contract primarily is year-to-year.
Goff’s phrases appear to point he didn’t really feel wished and appreciated with the Rams regardless of signing a four-year, $134 million contract extension in September 2019, on the heels of a Tremendous Bowl look. Each coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead supplied solely a gentle vote of confidence for Goff after the season and earlier than the commerce. NFL Community reported folks near the state of affairs mentioned McVay and Goff needed “marriage counseling.”
How a lot the Lions wished Goff versus have been prepared to just accept him as a Rams’ wage dump so as to get a second first-round decide added to the commerce package deal is a topic of extensive debate.
Goff spoke with new Lions coach Dan Campbell and a number of other different members of the Lions’ employees on Saturday and got here away feeling like “they’re fired as much as have him” as their starter, in accordance with an ESPN report.