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Matthew Stafford is part of the Rams' long-term plans, according to Rams General Manager Les Snead. The latter appeared on the11 Personnel Podcast Wednesday, saying, "I don’t think we did (the trade) thinking two years. Based on his age, you can legitimately think five to seven, eight years if you look at what Drew (Brees) has done."
Snead doubled down, adding, "With quarterbacks of his pedigree, a lot of those guys have played into their late 30s, for sure. So that was definitely the vision with (Stafford).” Although there was no extension in place when Stafford was traded, Snead confirms the eventual plan is to hand him one. For fantasy football purposes, consider the quarterback a no-risk, all-upside draft target - currently in tier 3 as QB13 in FantasyPros' Expert Consensus Rankings.
The Rams’ blockbuster trade to acquire QB Matthew Stafford from the Lions is now official as per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Stafford was the first QB domino to fall back in late January, when the Rams agreed to part with former No. 1 overall pick QB Jared Goff, two first-round picks (2022 and 2023), plus a third-round pick in 2021. The excessive compensation was due in part to Goff’s massive contract that the Lions would be absorbing. Now HC Sean McVay has his man and hopes to turn back the clock to 2018 when the Rams offense was lighting up the scoreboard. The move seems right for Stafford, who was looking to move on after trying to rebuild a miserable Lions team for his entire career. The McVay/Stafford pairing is a perfect fit: one a strong-armed, tough-as-nails gunslinger, the other an offensive genius held back by mediocre QB play. Stafford should be considered a low-end QB1 with upside in McVay’s offense in 2021.
Matthew Stafford is being traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jared Goff, two future first-round picks and a future third-round pick, according to Adam Schefter.
The blockbuster deal includes two former No. 1 overall picks, Stafford in 2009 and Goff in 2016, swapping teams. Both quarterbacks will get fresh starts with their new teams next season. The Rams will also be sending Detroit a third-round pick in 2021, a first-round pick in 2022, and another first-round pick in 2023. It won't become official until the start of the league year on March 17th.
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is generating significant interest from teams and is expected to be traded before the Super Bowl, according to the latest reports from Ian Rapoport.
Stafford has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of his 2020 season in Detroit, where the franchise quarterback threw for over 4,000 yards and 26 touchdowns in yet another impressive campaign on a team with sub-par talent throughout the roster and organization. With a new regime set to take over by newly appointed Lions head coach Dan Campbell, he expressed the team's interest in Stafford's replacement as they field trade offers from various teams in the market for the elite veteran quarterback heading into the 2021 season. Continue monitoring the latest updates on Stafford, as he is reportedly expected to land a trade deal with a new franchise within the upcoming week.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports Matthew Stafford considers the Rams a "viable contender" in his trade market with the Lions.
It seems impossible that the Rams would be able to pull off such a move with Jared Goff's disastrous contract on the books for a few more years. Additionally, LA's earliest pick in this year's draft comes at No. 57 overall. Still, Fowler adds that the Rams have explored the possibilities with Stafford. The Lions figure to trade their franchise QB by March 21st when a roster bonus would cost them an additional $10 million.
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