Report: Los Angeles Rams and Matthew Stafford have mutual interest

Nick Kipper
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Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is reportedly eyeing the Los Angeles Rams as a potential trade destination.

Stafford and the Lions have reportedly agreed to part ways this offseason after 12 seasons, causing rumors to circulate throughout the league of where the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft might land via the trade market.

The Rams’ starting QB since midway through the 2016 season, Jared Goff, had a disappointing 2020 season despite reaching the NFC Divisional Round, throwing for 3,952 yards with 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He signed a four-year extension in 2019 worth $134 million with $110 million guaranteed

Stafford has broken virtually every Lions passing record during his time in Detroit and had another productive season this year while battling injuries and a depleted roster. He threw for 4,084 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Stafford has compiled plenty of stats over his career but is 0-3 all-time in the playoffs, while Goff is only two seasons removed from leading the Rams to an appearance in Super Bowl LIII.

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Nick is a graduate of Michigan State University and current Los Angeles transplant. He’s a tortured Detroit sports fan who vividly remembers the days of the ’04 Pistons and 0-16 Lions. He’s a copy editor at FOX Sports and previously worked as a reporter at the Michigan Capitol.