I was dreading this when it was announced last week, but now that the details have come out, I actually like this deal. According to Adam Schefter, the Lions are trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Rams for quarterback Jared Goff, two future first-round picks and a third-round pick.
Was shocked by this news, it's a really great deal for the Lions.
On one hand; they won't be paying the majority of Goff's contract. The Rams still have to do that. On the other hand, the draft picks make this a steal of a deal for the Lions to rebuild.
Lions traded for the same type of QB just younger but picking up those first round picks is great.
Completely disagree. They are not the same at all.
Goff is pretty much this generation's Drew Bledsoe. Back in the day, Bledsoe looked like a Hall of Fame QB in some games and then would look terrible in others. There was no in between with him; either very good or very bad. He was never consistent, as you had no idea what version of him was going to show up on Sunday. In 1999, Bledsoe was a top 3 ranked QB in 10 games of the season. The other 6 games, he was in the bottom 3 in advanced stats.
Goff is the same way. Some games he'll look like a HOF QB but when he has a bad game, it's down right awful. We're now going to witness how good he really is without McVay.
But none of this matters IMO cause even if Goff don't work out, Detroit is in great shape to draft another QB.