Over the weekend, the Detroit community reeled from the news Matthew Stafford would be heading to Los Angeles.
As Detroit analysts weigh in on what this blockbuster deal means for the Motor City, let’s take a gander at what the world is saying about this monumental Rams-Lions trade.
Rightfully so, the story led this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback, with a lot of detail about how exactly it all went down. Albert Breer writes:
“The message this sends to all of his soon-to-be-teammates couldn’t be clearer: The brain trust believes the team is ready to win very big and win very big right now.”
Peter King has a ton to say about this trade and what it means to each side in the latest Football Morning in America.
“This is a trade I really like for both teams. Very good for the Rams from 2021 to, say, 2024; very good for the Lions in, say, 2023 to 2026.”
Now let’s head to some tweets.
Great trade for the Rams. Aaron Rodgers and Bruce Arians rave about how underrated Matthew Stafford is. Now Brady's Bucs have a serious new playoff threat next season.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 31, 2021
Folks, the Rams didn’t trade 2 firsts and a 3rd to dump Jared Goff. They also got Matthew Stafford in the deal - a pretty significant QB upgrade.— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) January 31, 2021
Essentially, the Rams have used four first-round picks, two second-round picks, and two third-round picks to get Matthew Stafford. Think he can be great in that system, but anything short of a Super Bowl with Stafford playing a starring role is a disappointment here— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) January 31, 2021
A lotta opinions out there. We’ll just have to see what happens. And onto the rest of your notes.
- “I’m excited for the new change.” D’Andre Swift joined Good Morning Football with his thoughts on the trade.
- Apparently before securing Stafford, the Rams “made a run” at signing Aaron Rodgers.
- Dave Birkett takes stock of the Lions’ draft picks, this year and beyond, and where this franchise could be headed.
- Also from the Free Press, Shawn Windsor explains how sending Stafford to the Rams shows that Detroit isn’t copying any football blueprint this time around.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers are celebrating the life of Patricia Rooney who passed away this Saturday at the age of 88. She was a major part of the Pittsburgh community and also wife of the late Steelers chairman Dan Rooney. Martha Firestone Ford, her co-star in “A Lifetime of Sundays”, offered kind words:
- The Detroit News’ Bob Wojnowski offers his thoughts on just what the blockbuster Stafford deal means — and how the Lions got a steal of a deal. (Subscription required)
- A message from Joique Bell as Black History Month begins today.
- And this because it made me laugh.
Guess I gotta pick 9 off!— Nino (@qdiggs6) January 31, 2021