Lions Trade Matthew Stafford After 12 strong years.


Ricky Horner, Sports Journalist

According to ESPN, The Detroit Lions traded their quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for two future round picks, a third-round pick, and a quarterback, Jared Goff. The Lions are desperate for a turnaround in the 2021 season after only making it to three postseason occasions within the 12 years Stanford was in the organization. Stafford’s next team is getting a quarterback that is unquestionably ready for a change of scenery. In the 2020 NFL season, Stafford threw for 4,000 + yards, 26 touchdowns, and only ten interceptions. He started all 16 games after experiencing two injury-riddled seasons in the previous two years. 

Now the question is who won the trade? The Detroit Lions or the Los Angeles Rams,  67% of fans believe that the Lions won the commerce by giving up 12-year veteran Stafford in return for a 2021 third-round pick, a 2022 first-round pick, and a 2023 first-round pick in return. The Rams got the better player in the trade, but it’s hard not to think the Lions got just about everything they could out of this decision, and maybe even a little more. Currently, you might not believe this however the Pride of Detroit SB Nation Reacts group was asked if they were pleased with the Stafford trade. The results: 91 percent were happy with the trade that happened. What people need to understand is what is up for debate is the value of the first-round picks. We prohibit knowing where those picks will end up because the Rams could win the Super Bowl and make them 32nd overall picks or they could fall flat on their face and land Detroit a top-10 pick.