Stafford requested a trade this offseason after the Lions put together a new front office and coaching staff to start another rebuild.
New head coach Dan Campbell said trade discussions were getting “hot and heavy” on Saturday, and that appears to have culminated in a blockbuster trade with the Rams.
According to NFL Network, the Lions are getting a third-round pick in the 2021 draft and first-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 drafts.
Detroit is dealing QB Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two future first-round picks, a third-round pick and QB Jared Goff, per sources. Two former No. 1 overall picks trading places in the first blockbuster NFL trade of 2021.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2021
The Lions will also take on Goff’s contract. Like Stafford, he is a former No. 1 overall draft pick and was a solid starting quarterback for several years, but has recently fallen out of favor in Los Angeles.
Detroit owns the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft, and could use it to select the quarterback of the future.