Matt Stafford was a wanted man as soon as he and the Detroit Lions made it known that he would be up for trade.
The Los Angeles Rams beat everybody when they nabbed him in exchange for two first-round picks, a third-round pick and Jared Goff. While they won the race, they were hardly the only team who tried to get the veteran quarterback.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported that at least three other teams offered the Lions more than one first-round pick for Stafford. Those teams included the Chicago Bears, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
“Several teams had more than a first-rounder, from the Broncos to the Panthers to the Bears in the division,” Rapoport said, adding that the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers also inquired.
Stafford reportedly had Los Angeles at the top of his list, which shouldn’t be hard to see why as he played in a cold weather city for 12 years and now move to a much warmer one. Plus, the team has a roster that is set to win now and is much better than the Lions teams that he has been playing on all these years.
During his twelve years in Detroit, he only got to the playoffs three times, and lost in the Wild Card round each and every time.
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