While trades are routinely agreed to at this time of year, people associated with teams are not allowed to discuss them until they become official when the new league year begins.
But everyone knows that quarterback Jared Goff is heading to Detroit as part of the deal to send Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles. Goff is expected to be the Lions’ starting quarterback when the 2021 season begins, giving him the opportunity to develop and improve with head coach Dan Campbell and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn.
During an interview Tuesday on 97.1 The Ticket, Chris Spielman, special assistant to team owner Sheila Ford Hamp and CEO Rod Wood, spoke generally about Goff, based on his broadcast days to meet the quarterback.
“You look at a guy like Jared Goff, when I saw him during my time at Fox when he was playing for the Rams, there are a lot of good things you like about him: his precision, his toughness,” Spielman said, via Justin Rogers. of The Detroit News. “I think I’ve always had great admiration for him. He’s a hardworking guy. … Sean McVay, although he might have a bit of a disagreement with him, he always saw the potential in Jared. “
That disagreement apparently resulted in John Wolford starting Los Angeles’ wild card playoff matchup with Seattle. But after Wolford suffered a neck injury, Goff helped the Rams beat their division rival to advance in the postseason.
If the Lions can get Goff to his prime, they will have significant loot for Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes to build in the draft without worrying about the QB.