REPORT: Denver Broncos Offered 1st-Round Pick & Drew Lock To Lions For Matthew Stafford

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There were more than a handful of teams trying to see if they could get Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions after both sides agreed to a split.

According to Dan Patrick, the Denver Broncos offered the No. 9 overall pick and Drew Lock to the Lions in exchange for Stafford. While appealing, it had nothing on what the Lions eventually got from the Los Angeles Rams, which was Jared Goff, a pair of first-round picks and a third-round pick.

“Drew Lock is not as good as Jared Goff,” Patrick said. “Although you’re getting the 9th pick overall, if I’m Detroit, I still like what they did, but Denver did try.”

Lock appeared to be on the cusp of greatness during his rookie year, but he hit a major wall in 2020 that has the franchise ready to move on from him.

The second-year quarterback from the University of Missouri completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,933 yards with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.