August 10, 2022

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Lions Trade Stafford to Rams for Goff and Picks

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The Detroit Lions are dealing Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for a package that includes Jared Goff, a third-round pick this year, and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023.

Stafford finished 14th in passing DYAR this season and now goes to a really quarterback-friendly offensive system. Jared Goff finished 20th in passing DYAR this season and now goes to — well, who really knows, because Detroit currently has one wide receiver under contract (Quintez Cephus).

The Rams take a cap hit of $22 million as the rest of Goff’s bonuses accelerate onto their 2021 cap. But they managed to get rid of $43.3 million in guaranteed money that they owed Goff for 2021 and 2022.

Amazingly, this trade now means that the Rams will have no first-round picks between 2017 and 2023, seven straight years.