The trade of Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff that shocked the NFL was the first time ever that two quarterbacks who were drafted first overall were traded for each other. But that wasn’t the shocking part, both quarterbacks seemed on their way out of their respective teams. The shocking part was how much the Los Angeles Rams gave up to get rid of their former starting quarterback. The trade the brought Stafford to the Rams from the Detroit Lions involved the Rams giving up TWO first round picks and a third round pick along with their quarterback.
It’s almost like Matt Stafford is signalling that the Detroit Lions got not one, but two first round draft picks for him.

Matthew Stafford quarterback Detroit Lions calls out play.

The trade will be quite a change of scenery for California native Jared Goff as he now gets to Winter in the chili climate of Detroit.

Los Angeles Rams Quarterback #16 Jared Goff eludes a San Francisco 49er defender

Detroit Lions quarterback #9 Matthew Stafford checks the sticks to see if the Lions got a first down.

No more short flights to the Bay Area for pleasant evening night game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for Jared Goff.

Rams quarterback #16 Jared Goff hands off to his running back at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Sunny days on the West Coast like this game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium are what is in store for the new Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Detroit Lions quarterback #9 Matthew Stafford releases his pass just before 49er defenders make a sack - Levi's Stadium - Santa Clara, CA

More Quarterback Trade News

February 18, 2021 – the Philadelphia Eagles trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick¬† and a conditional second-round pick in 2022. The 2022 NFL draft pick could become a first round pick depending on Carson Wentz’s playing time.
The Colts were left without a starting quarterback after Philip Rivers retired earlier this year.

Phillip rivers #17 passes downfield against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium

All but one year of Phillip Rivers’ seventeen year career were played with the San Diego Charger/Los Angeles Chargers.

More Off Season Quarterback News – Drew Brees retires after 20 Seasons

Forty-two year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement on Sunday March 14th,  after one of the most storied careers in NFL history.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in a 2016 matchup at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

Brees retires after 20 seasons in the NFL having played for both the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints. The last fifteen of those seasons were with the New Orleans Saints where he amassed a 142 – 86 record and a win over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl Bowl XLIV.

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